How it began
It started with my love of great cuisine, especially ice cream. A trip to Italy with friends in the fall of ‘08’ where I experienced gelato for the first time. It was just north of Siena we went for a ride to the small town of San Gimignano . To this day I have a vivid memory of how fantastic this gelato (pistachio) was and how there was nothing like this back home.
Unsatisfied with the quality of gelato and to find out that most gelato here in the US is made with chemical additives and food colorings. I looked to educate myself at the highest level possible. It began at the world famous Carpigiani Gelato University in 2015. It was here where I had the privilege of learning from master gelato and pastry chef Alessandro Racca. I’m thankful for his guidance and friendship over the years and in the future.
[Alessandro, is the son of a pastry-chef and now internationally renowned gelato and pastry chef who followed his parents’ footsteps and became the youngest winner of the “Gelato Gold Medal” in 1985, is heir to a long-standing tradition of gelato and pastry-making in Turin, Italy. He has worked with Carpigiani for many years, achieving praise both in Italy and abroad. Director of Carpigiani Gelato Pastry University since 2015.]
"What an amazing place. Staff was super friendly, explained everything and just overall friendly. The gelato is to die for, and my wife is in love with their apple sorbetto. Can’t wait to come back and try even more! Thanks for making an amazing first impression!" Michael M.
"!! YUMMMMMERS' !! Seriously. Whenever I visit Gelato Envy the Deliciousness always seems to trigger an involuntary reaction that usually involves dancing, singing, head banging and in some cases leaping around. Much like sleep walking, if you see me in one of these trance like states Do Not Disturb Me as this could cause a chain reaction where I might literally Eat Up Everything in this place!!" Bill M.
" If I could give them more stars, I would. My family went last night and the gelato was amazing. My husband is from Italy and worked at a gelateria. His comment was, "This place got it right." We can't wait to go back. " Maria R.
Today was our first visit to Gelato Envy and it was an amazing experience! The guys were friendly, fun to talk to, and more than willing to answer any questions we had about their products. My husband got the watermelon sorbet, and I got a scoop of coconut and a scoop of chocolate hazelnut. All tasted equally fantastic! I believe we have found a new favorite spot! Thank you Gelato Envy! We look forward to seeing you again soon! " Nicole L.