Avola almond with bitter orange peels, orange sauce, honey and saffron cantuccini. It sounds delicious - it’s the “Michelle” gelato flavor, created by Sergio Dondoli, one of the most celebrated gelato artisans in Italy, and former gelato world champion, who has decided to dedicate his creation to the wife of the American president.
Dondoli’s gelato shop, Gelateria Dondoli, is in San Gimignano, Tuscany, and is a popular destination for gourmets visiting from all over the world for the quality of its artisan gelato. Mentioned by all major tourist and food guides, it has been placed in the top ten gelaterie in the world by Lonely Planet.
The ingredients chosen for this flavor dedicated to Michelle Obama are meant to be a tribute to her personality – sophistication and sweetness – and to the culinary traditions of Tuscany and Italy, by using the Sicilian almond, orange sauce and honey to recall the taste of Ricciarelli, typical Senese biscuits, and the local DOP saffron of San Gimignano.