A taste ... of history

Everyone - young and old - loves it, but few know its origins. A genuine food, fresh, nutritious, fun and stylish. Gelato, before even pizza and spaghetti, was historically the first food to be classified as an Ambassador of Italian Cuisine. A true weapon of seduction.... It was invented in 1559 by the ingenious Florentine artist Bernardo Buontalenti, who at a banquet held at the Court of the Medici served the first cold cream made from milk, honey and egg yolk. It was a culinary triumph! At the time gelato was synonymous with the power, imagination and creativity of the noble kitchens. Something to amaze - and often intimidate - guests. From there gelato began to spread, first throughout Italy and then to France, taken there by Catherine de' Medici.