The Interview: Gennaro Contaldo

Sun, 23/02/2020 - 12:03 -- simonday

A snippet from our interview with Gennaro Contaldo. Full article in the March 2020 edition of 'Ice Cream', an Ice Cream Alliance membership benefit.

So, Gennaro, welcome to Harrogate. How are you enjoying being here at the Ice Cream & Artisan Food Expo?

I am loving it here. I am so impressed by everyone’s passion for their products. I have just judged in the Mango sorbet class and it was very evident in every mouthful I tasted that these producers have so much passion for what they do. It was a beautiful experience.

 You are of course famous for creating Italian food, but what in your opinion makes an excellent ice cream?

I believe that you should have passion for whatever you are making. I believe that you should always use the best possible ingredients, and if you are using fruit, be sure to use whatever is in season. I love to make ice cream from fresh Amalfi lemons. There is nothing like it.

 What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?

I love Nocciola (Classic Hazelnut) gelato. I can’t get enough!

Interview by Daniela Morelli-Kerr

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