It’s been a real pleasure to help Daniela Burlando and Yuri Aristarco from Gelato Roma to tell their story. Passion, true artisanship, and purpose are a powerful combination and when those factors come together in the production of food you can truly taste the difference.

Gelato Roma owners Yuri Aristarco and Daniela Burlando bring their love of great food and their authentic knowledge of exceptional gelato to their burgeoning business based in Nelson Tasman.

Gelato Roma’s salted caramel gelato has just taken out the number one gelato spot in this year’s New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.┬áIn addition to the coveted Best in Category Gelato trophy win, Gelato Roma also won a Gold Award for its salted caramel gelato, Gold for its hazelnut gelato, Silver for its tiramisu gelato, and two Silver Awards for its raspberry and feijoa sorbets.

NZBusiness magazine interviewed the couple about saying ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and the successes and challenges of setting up a new business across the other side of the world. The story is in the latest December issue, which is out now. Grab a copy from your nearest bookseller, and read the article here.