Our story and beginnings
In August 2010 the business was purchased by me, Graham Joe, a true Wellingtonian
(& Hutt) by birth, and a passionate foodie. Driven by a desire to create gelato
using the fantastic produce our country has to offer, I set about rebuilding
Gelissimo’s vision, philosophy and approach.
In 2011 NZ Ice Cream Awards Gelissimo won 2 Gold Medals, and 1 Silver Medal
in their first ever event. Since then Gelissimo has become one of the most awarded gelateria´s n the country.
At our Gelateria on Wellington’s Waterfront, the small team
share their passion for gelato with all. Every visitor,
big or small, retail or wholesale is welcomed to the Gelissimo family
What makes Gelissimo different?
80%+ fresh organic whole milk:
We chose organic and we chose fresh! Every batch of gelato is made
using 80% fresh organic milk. This gives Gelissimo a superior creamy
quality compared with other methods using larger amounts of dry milk powders.
Our continuous search for the best ingredients:
For our sorbetto, we’re constantly seeking suppliers that can provide us
the most flavoursome ingredients, be it the best organic ginger beer, tree
ripened organic feijoas, heritage plums from Hawks Bay or the sweetest mandarins from the orchards of Gisborne.
Passion & Perfection:
We’re passionate perfectionists. We work hard to continuously refine our
recipes until they are just right. What’s really important to us is creating
something that delights our customers and teases the imagination.