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Traditional Artisan Italian Gelato

It all started in 1984 in South Africa when Rob Gibson first fell in love with Italian Gelato. He learned to make the creamy ice cream and helped to establish the largest chain of Ice Cream parlours in South Africa. Gelato (from the Latin, gelatus; meaning frozen) is a soft ice cream that is made from cream, milk, and sugar and contains little or no air and has no artificial flavourings, palm oil or whey powder.

Since arriving in the U.K he has had the dream of opening a factory and parlour producing ice cream in the Italian style, using locally sourced ingredients. In March 2013 Dolcetti Ice Cream Company opened their doors to a flavour sensation.

Based in Cirencester, this family run business is supplying local caterers, hotels, pubs and restaurants, as well as providing a “parlour” for the general public to be able to enjoy the products and to observe the production through the huge viewing window onto the lab. As well as 24 flavours of gelato, sorbets, and yoghurt ice cream to choose from, there are also milkshakes and various Dolcetti Delights (parfaits in a glass) on offer. Unique to Dolcetti is a range of ice cream cake...

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