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This Sligo ice cream has been named the best Oreo gelato in the world

The Italian seal of approval.

kinder Source: Gelati Enniscone

EARLIER THIS YEAR, we told you about two Sligo ice cream makers who had just won prestigious gelato awards in Italy.

Well, now one of them has followed it up with even more success.

Michael O’Dowd, who runs Gelati in Enniscrone, was invited to enter the Mostra Del Gelato competition in Longarone, Italy last week – one of the oldest ice cream competitions in the world.

And he took home the award for the ‘Best Oreo Gelato’ in 2016 in the global event

IMG_0220 Source: Michael O'Dowd

And he also came second in the ‘Overall Masters’ ranking – the pinnacle of the awards

gelati Michael, pictured third from left, collecting his award. Source: Mostra Facebook

Gelati is known for its inventive ice cream and quality flavours in the seaside town of Enniscrone

after Source: Gelati Enniscrone

And Michael creates new flavours from scratch all the time – like this peanut butter and jelly

gelati2 Source: Gelati Facebook

And this strawberry swiss roll creation

Image 05-12-2016 at 13.29 (1) Source: Michael O'Dowd

Michael told DailyEdge.ie that the Masters award is very important in the industry:

The masters prize is a huge honour among gelato makers in Italy and every Gelateria in the world would love to have an award from this event more so than any other exhibition in the world.

Not a bad week’s work for the Sligo ice cream maker

Image 05-12-2016 at 13.31 Source: Michael O'Dowd

And well deserved too.

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