WHAT IS AN ARTISANAL ICE CREAM?
The artisanal ice cream is made with selected and high quality ingredients. Ice cream parlors produce their frozen products according to the rules of the trade (turbining, maturing, cooling, etc.). A culinary art in its own right that cannot be improvised but requires experience and rigorous technique!
HOW TO DISTINGUISH AN ARTISANAL ICE CREAM?
To help you find your way around, the National Confederation of Glaciers of France (CNGF) has created the Quality Charter "Ice Creams & Sorbets of French Tradition" whose approval is granted to ice cream makers who justify a know-how of excellence. and strictly respect the commitments of the Charter.
A mark of recognition. Your ice cream parlor is committed to quality...
The professional must justify specific commitments:
- justifies his professional qualification (can hold the title of craftsman, craftsman card or master craftsman awarded by the Chamber of Trades of his department, CAP glacier, seniority of 3 years minimum in the trade)
- Select and use high quality raw materials;
- Respect the code of fair practices for edible ice cream and the good hygiene practices of the profession;
- Raise awareness and train its staff in these good practices, for the manufacture and sale of ice cream products beyond reproach.
A sign of trust. For you, the guarantee of quality products
Approved ice-cream makers are easily identifiable: they display the brand
“Traditional French Ice Creams & Sorbets”
Thanks to this mark, you are guaranteed to taste a real artisanal ice cream, made by a professional with confirmed and recognized know-how.
Open your eyes and taste buds
A FEW TIPS FOR LOCATING YOURSELF AND AVOID "FAKE" ARTISAN ICE CREAM
Artisan ice creams are recognizable by their soft, matte colors, reminiscent of the natural color of the product. Ice creams with colors that are too frank or flashy mean that dyes have been added. When you taste them, you must find the original taste of the ingredient as if you were biting into the product. A natural fragrance and a sensation that does not deceive!
Pistachio ice cream is not green, banana ice cream is not chick yellow! The pistachio like the banana gives a mix of beige or cream color. The sight of these two flavors at an ice cream parlor is generally a good indicator!
Vanilla ice cream should have a cream color. It should have black grains of vanilla.
It is also necessary to be wary of the trays whose ice cream protrudes very far: they are often made from semi-prepared products.
Do not hesitate to ask us questions to discover our know-how.