Last night, Wellington-based premium gelato producer ‘Carrello del Gelato’ won eleven awards for its gelato and sorbet and Best in Category, Best of Berries, for its Raspberry Sorbet. The New Zealand Ice Cream Award winners were announced at the New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers’ Association’s Annual Conference in Auckland.
In addition to winning a Gold Award and the Best of Berries category, the boutique producer also won: Gold Awards for its Vanilla Gelato and Blackberry & Cassis Sorbet; and Silver Awards for its Feijoa Sorbet, Passionfruit Sorbet, Mexican Spiced Coffee Gelato, Pumpkin Pie Gelato, Café Latte Gelato, Mint Stracciatella Gelato and Salted Caramel Gelato.
Company founder and chief executive Nathan Meyer said, “Winning awards validates the focus we place on using only the best quality and freshest local products, and creating appealing flavour combinations. Moreover, this is the fifth year Carrello del Gelato has entered the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards and won recognition from the judges.
The Ice Cream Awards were first introduced in 1997 by the New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers’ Association (Inc.) to promote and publicise the high standard of New Zealand ice cream. Judging takes place during May, three weeks prior to the Association’s Annual Conference and involves awarding points for a number of key attributes in different properties. Appearance is worth 10 points, Body and Texture - 30 points, Flavour - 50 points and Melting properties - 10 points. Gold Awards are given to entries with more than 95 points, Silver Awards to those between 90 and 95 points.
Established some 10 years ago, Carrello del Gelato supplies over 100 leading New Zealand cafés, restaurants and food outlets. The company’s gelato is available in New World Supermarkets. In Auckland Carrello del Gelato is available at Nosh Food Markets, Charlie Coco’s, Capitol Cinema, Lido Cinema, and at Auckland Airport.
Nathan Meyer said, “Carrello del Gelato is dedicated to producing innovative and unique recipes that we believe are unsurpassed. Our range boasts over 100 delicious flavours most of which are gluten-free with the entire sorbetto range being not only gluten-free but diary-free as well.”
About Carrello del Gelato
Established in 2004 by Nathan Meyer, Carrello del Gelato is New Zealand’s premium gelato provider with an unrivalled track record in delivering the highest quality and most authentic gelato in the country.
Since its inception, production has grown from 20 litres per week to over 1,500 litres today, making the company one of the largest independent gelato makers in New Zealand.
The product range has over 100 delicious flavours using only the finest natural ingredients from New Zealand and around the world.
Over 100 leading New Zealand cafés, restaurants and food outlet stores stock Carrello del Gelato.
The company has won numerous accolades for its products including recognition at the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.
The retail range includes single serve 125 ml and 1 litre packs and 5 litre packs for the food trade.
The company is currently focused on extending its presence in the Auckland market and its plans to export to Australia and Asia are supported by Grow Wellington and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.