Warsaw, 20 November 2019 – Gelato Festival Challenge continues its journey around the world making a stop in Warsaw, Poland on November 20th at Retail Show 2019 where 20 Polish gelato artisans took part in the sweetest competition of the year hosted by Primulator, Carpigiani distributor for Poland. The winning flavors are “Roasted sunflower seed with caramel” by Karolina Tronowska & Damian Gutowski of Piekarnia Cukiernia Grzybki in Warsaw (gelato with homemade caramel and pan roasted sunflower seeds with layer of crunchy seeds), “Caramel Crunch” by Kinga Godyń of Góralskie Praliny in Kraków (Fiordilatte with velvet mascarpone cheese and crunch cookies and homemade caramel) and “Forest Crème Brule” by Gino Maes & Slava Khimich of Manufaktura Lodow Prawdziwych in Kaczory (Crème Brule with mushrooms porcini).
The selected gelato artisans go on to the Polish Finals of Gelato Festival scheduled for 2021, during which the Polish gelato maker who will take part in the World Finale will be selected. Flavor, structure, creativity and presentation are the four parameters used for the evaluation, highlighting the choice of ingredients, the craftsmanship in elaborating the recipe and the visual impact of the gelato (see below the full list of participants).
The jury was composed of:
- Monika Soszyńska-Masny, Przegląd Piekarski i Cukierniczy Journalist
- Jacek Zięba, “Akademia Mistrza” Founder
- Piotr Krasón, Expo Sweet Manager
- Łukasz Smoliński, DESEO Patisserie Founder
Having made its 2010 debut in Florence inspired by the first gelato recipe by the versatile architect Bernardo Buontalenti in 1559, Gelato Festival has continued to spread artisan gelato culture for ten consecutive years. From its inception, Gelato Festival has spread through Italy and next through Europe and, since 2017, in the United States. Gelato Festival will continue to promote gelato culture and appreciation throughout the globe with its road to the world championship of Gelato Festival World Masters 2021.