What is a carat? It’s a unit of measurement used to determine purity and, ultimately, quality. Listed as a proportion of one twenty-fourth, it’s the reason the highest quality gold is 24 carat, and going back to ancient Greece, a keration was a carob seed that almost always weighed 0.2 grams, or one carat, which is how we measure diamonds.
But how does the carat relate to foodservice display cases?
No matter the season, from hot summer months to the frigid winter, there’s always room for gelato. But storing this Italian treat in ideal temperatures can be the difference between selling a frozen favorite or gelato soup. So how do you know if your refrigerated display case is set to the right holding temperature for gelato?
We all love a good frozen dessert now and then, especially when it comes to ice cream or gelato. Despite the fact we’ve been eating these frozen desserts for most of our lives, many do not understand the real differences between gelato and ice cream. Well, once and for all, here they are.
When they moved from Rome in 2014 and set up camp in Carlsbad, California, they already knew what they wanted to do. With a passion for outstanding flavors and traditional gelato, Cristina and Paolo opened Gaia Gelato with their business partner, Fabrizio, remaining an active contributor while still living in Italy.
Their passion and research for the most outstanding gelato brought chef Cristina to the Università dei Sapori, or “The University of Flavors,” which is located …