BASIC
COURSE
Maurizio Poloni

Take your first steps into the world of gelato

The Basic Course in gelato making consists of a training course of 5 lessons,each 5 hours long, from Monday to Friday. The course is aimed at aspiring gelato makers who want to acquire the basic techniques for making traditional Italian-style gelato.



  • Basic Course
  • Basic Course 1
€ 800 VAT excluded
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Take your first steps into the world of gelato! The course is aimed at aspiring ice-cream makers and anyone who wants to acquire the basic knowledge and techniques for making traditional Italian-style gelato.

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15 hours of theoretical lectures
10 hours with introduction to the practice of making the basic mix and classic gelato flavours

WEEK ONE – THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES:

  • What we mean by traditional Italian-style gelato
  • How to make gelato - gelato chemistry and physics 
  • The raw materials and ingredients which make up gelato, the basic concepts of the product sector
  • Study of the production cycle
  • Principles of balancing and balancing technique of:
    • milk-based gelato - chocolate gelato
    • fruit sorbets
    • mixture concept
  • Study of sugars
  • Natural stabilizers
  • Setting up the laboratory - Display and storage of gelato
Practical tests:
  • Formulation and production of fruit sorbets
  • Formulation and production of dark chocolate gelato without the addition of milk and milk protein
  • Study and creation of the basic mixture

Each participant will be given:

  • Training materials - Work apron - Certificate of attendance
  • Courses are held in Italian, available in English with a translator at an additional cost to be quantified

IN THIS COURSE WE WILL DELIVER

  • Artico School Gelato Manual
  • Artico branded work apron
  • Artico branded bag
  • Certificate of Participation
N.B. The price of registration includes all the material necessary for the lessons. The state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped with all the equipment you can find in a normal gelateria.

COST AND PAYMENT METHOD

  • Total Cost of the course: € 800 + VAT
  • Down Payment: € 150 +VAT on registration
  • Balance: € 650 + VAT at the beginning of the course
* Enrolments shall only be considered finalised after payment of the course fee/payment in accordance with the stipulated payment methods. Sign up for the Basic Course and the Advanced Course at the same time and use the discount code ARTICOB+A to get a discount of €300. The total cost for the two courses will be €1.500 + VAT instead of €1.800 + VAT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Artico School has agreements with a number of nearby hotels and offers support in booking accommodation for anyone arriving from outside Milan. For more information contact Artico staff.

ADDITIONAL MODULES

In addition, with the additional modules which you can book at the beginning of the course:

You’ll receive all the information on how to set up your laboratory and shop and how to work in compliance with all health and hygiene regulations.
You’ll learn counter sales techniques with the approach to preparing cones, cups and take-away tubs and how to manage customer relations and deal with critical issues.
Industry HACCP course with certificate
total hours 4 (with additional Covid-19 protocol): €80 to €120 in the classroom

Counter Sales and Store Management course:
Total 4 hours practice in area/gelateria in school.

Course on setting up my gelateria:
Total 4 hours practice in area/gelateria in school: €100 + VAT per day

MAURIZIO POLONI: our chef

In 1980, he began his adventure in the world of gelato making and together with his father-in-law, himself a master gelato maker, he took over a premises in Novate Milanese which is still home to the family's historic gelateria. At the same time, he ran a gelateria in Cormano for over five years and in 2012, with a group of friends and partners, he set up Artico, where he initially dealt directly with production, while today he leads the production staff and deals with the technical and evolutionary research on gelato. "My adventure in the world of gelato began more than thirty years ago and from the very beginning I understood that this was a passion, the same passion which still guides my choices today in creating true Italian-style gelato, both traditional and contemporary at the same time." Born in 1955, he is a gelato artisan, as his identity card states. Through experimentation, and without ever forgetting the tradition of true Italian- style gelato he learned at the hands of the great gelato masters of the 1980s, Maurizio has come to be recognised as one of the best gelato makers in the country. "I have travelled through and experienced the transformation which the world of gelato has undergone in the last 35 years and so, thanks to all the people who have believed in me and in my professionalism, Gelateria Artico in Milan, my pride and joy, was born in 2012."

The Teacher

APRIL Edition - Basic Course – Total Hours 25
Course start: 11 April – Course end: 15 April
From 9am to 2pm

MAY Edition - Basic Course – Total Hours 25
Course start: 09 May – Course end: 13 May
From 9am to 2pm

JUNE Edition - Basic Course – Total Hours 25
Course start: 06 June – Course end: 10 June
From 9am to 2pm

JULY Edition - Basic Course – Total Hours 25
Course start: 4 July – Course end: 8 July
From 9am to 2pm

SEPTEMBER Edition - Basic course of balancing – Total Hours 25
Course start: 12 September – Course end: 16 September
From 9am to 2pm

OCTOBER Edition - Basic Course – Total Hours 25
Course start: 10 October – Course end: 14 October
From 9am to 2pm

NOVEMBER Edition - Basic Course – Total Hours 25
Course start: 7 November – Course end: 11 November
From 9am to 2pm

BASIC COURSE Maurizio Poloni

Artico School has agreements with a number of nearby hotels and offers support in booking accommodation for anyone arriving from outside Milan. For more information contact Artico staff