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Carpigiani Gelato University
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Carpigiani Gelato University is a school in Anzola dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy. It was set up by gelato machine maker Carpigiani in 2003, with the aim of teaching students from around the world how to make artisanal "Italian-style" gelato.[1][2][3][4]


Following the invention of the Carpigiani brothers' first automatic gelato machine, the "Autogelatiera", in 1944,[5] the Carpigiani Group was formed in 1946.[5] Years later, they decided to start teaching the art of gelato making, opening the Carpigiani Gelato University in 2003.[6][5][7]


Carpigiani Gelato University's main campus lies in Bologna, Italy. It offers courses in 12 different countries, including Dubai, São Paulo and Kuala Lumpur.[8] All classes are taught in either Italian, English, French or German.[3]


A class in session in 2013

The university offers over 500 courses for both beginners and experts.[8] Courses can range from a few days[9] to five weeks[8] in length,[5] covering topics ranging from hands-on work to food science.[10] Many international students attend these courses to acquire and improve their knowledge.

See also


  1. ^ Gelato University: Scoop! The ivory towers of ice cream. The Economist, January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Sheri Jennings, "The inside scoop on making gelato: Italy's Carpigiani Gelato University teaches its students, who hail from all over the globe, how to craft the creamy dessert from simple, fresh ingredients in a few steps." Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Carpigiani Gelato University". Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ "'Gelato University' Draws Thousands Of Students From Around The World (PHOTOS, VIDEO)". Huffington Post. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d "Carpigiani Gelato University Press Kit". Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  6. ^ Sakalis, Alex (3 October 2023). "Does the World's Only Gelato University Offer the Coolest Diploma in Italy?". Italy Magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2023.
  7. ^ Poggioli, Sylvia (17 June 2013). "Italian University Spreads The 'Gelato Gospel'". NPR. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Righi, Valentina. "Carpigiani Gelato University: Institutional Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2 April 2013.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Nick Watt; Rebecca Hillman (3 July 2010). "Second Career Just a Sweet Scoop Away". abc World News. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Carpigiani Gelato University: The Art of Making Gelato". Latitude. 14 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.