European Finals

24-25 July 2017
Carpigiani Gelato University Campus
Anzola dell’Emilia – Bologna, Italy

20 Gelatieri European FinalsGelato World Tour, the “Formula One of Gelato”, is reaching the end of its second edition after the successful stages around the world that involved more than 2,000 gelato artisans since 2015. In preparation for the World Finals to be held in Rimini, Italy, on the wonderful seafront beloved by Federico Fellini on 8-10 September, the next stage will be the European Finals in Bologna at the Carpigiani Gelato University main campus on 24-25 July 2017.

Here are the 20 finalists, selected thanks to regional Challenges held this past spring. At the European Finals, the technical jury will select the 2 gelato artisans that will proceed to the World Finals.
BELGIUM – Sander Tobback from L’Origien in Kampenhout with “Passion-Mango”
BELGIUM –Kim Smet from Luca’s Ijs in Hamme with “Curry banana coconut with lemon grass infusion”
BELGIUM – Christophe Penneman from Cremerie Francois in Sint-Niklaas with “Cremotto with pistachio, crumble and chocolate”
BELGIUM – Kurt Florkin from Fratelli Gelato shop in Antwerp with “Tiranders”
NETHERLANDS – Arjan Nijenhuis from IJssalon fresh & more in Sluis with “Rose”
NETHERLANDS – Erik Kuiper from De Ijskuip in Denekamp with “Honey-Yogurt Ice with Raspberry and Walnuts – Kui(p)er ijs”
CROATIA – Gulija Krešo from Tri užitka gelato shop in Zabok with “Tri užitka – Three Pleasure’s”
CZECH REPUBLIC – Moreno Faganello & Karel Valenta from Sani Authentic Italian Gelato in Praha with “’Pink Grapefruit, Star Anise and Mint”
CZECH REPUBLIC – Jiří Hochmann from Mocca Cafè in Tabor with “Paris-Brest”
CZECH REPUBLIC – Jitka Strnadova from Kolombina in Plzeň with “Yogurt Dream”
SLOVENIA – Tine Valič from Casino Perla Caffe Dolce Vita in Nova Gorica with “Prekmurska Gibanica-Traditional Slovenian Cake”
SLOVENIA – Ardit Elupi from Sladoledarna Pingo in Šentilj with “Dark Smoke”
HUNGARY – Renáta Somogyi from Bringatanya Fagyizo in Gyenesdiàs with “My Chocolate – Il mio Cioccolato”
HUNGARY – Damniczki Balázs from Damniczki Cukrászda in Székesfehérvár with “Black Tea-raspberry with bergamot and pistachio”
HUNGARY – Karl Zsolt from Karl Cukrászda in Dunaharaszti with “Berry Dream”
GREECE – Vangelis Iliopoulos from Gelato Punto in Rhodes with “Pastolato – Melekouni”
GREECE – Dimitris Charalampous from Palladion in Rhodes with “Salted Caramel Peanuts”
POLAND – Adam Pokojski from Cukiernia Franciszek Pokojski in Toruń with “Fig with Poppy and Parsnip”
POLAND – Paulina Salamończyk from Gelato Studio in Gliwice with “Vegan Pumpkin”
POLAND – Andy Staniek from All’Angolo Cafè in Zielona Góra with “Coconut White Chocolate Raspberry”

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