A love of gelato ice cream
We love gelato! However, we are not a factory – we make in small batches by hand (which is what they do in Italy), using only the finest ingredients: creamy sweet fresh milk, ‘real’ sustainably sourced Madagascan vanilla, candied wild cherries and wild strawberries from northern Italy, heavenly Belgian chocolate & cocoa and the smoothest of fruit purees for the sorbets.
Buying food produced locally is important – you might ask why?
Local food = local money Eating food produced locally means more money stays within our community.
Eating local food is “green” Eating local food reduces our carbon footprint. When our food doesn’t travel long distances, we’re promoting better air quality and reducing pollution.
Buying local is more fulfilling Knowing that our food has a story and that it comes from one of your neighbours makes eating it that much more enjoyable.
Local foods support responsible land development When we buy local foods, we support local farmers. This gives those with farms and pastures a reason to stay undeveloped.
Buying local enriches our social community When we buy local foods, we create a more intimate relationship with the people who grow our food because they’re our neighbours.
What’s the difference between gelato and ice cream?
Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, but there’s a big difference between the soft, smooth texture and clean taste of gelato compared to American-style ice cream’s heavier, richer texture. So why the difference? It comes down to these factors: fat, sugar, air and serving temperature.
1 Gelato has LESS fat:
it uses more milk than cream – ice cream uses more cream than milk. Gelato has a dense, milky texture which is much lighter than the fat-heavy American-style ice cream. This means that you get more flavour and a cleaner mouthfeel with gelato
2 Gelato has LESS air:
it is churned more slowly in small batches (we use Italian Carpigiani machines)
3 Gelato is usually served at a higher temperature than ice cream:
it is best served at -13 oC
4 Gelato has a very smooth texture:
smoother than ice cream
5 Our Gelato has less added sugar:
the milk that we use is very sweet and so we have reduced the amount of added sugar
You get more pleasure per mouthful with gelato!