Fresh ingredients at Gelato Village in Leicester
April 6, 2019

This is how Leicester’s Gelato Village responded to a ‘tasteless’ review

When it comes to sweet treats, plenty of Leicester folk swear by Gelato Village. The dessert parlour produces fresh, authentic Italian gelato which has scooped a number of awards for the St Martins Square business. And the reviews online nearly always match up to this - with an average Google Review of 4.8 out of 300 gradings. So when one reviewer took to the ratings site to describe their products as 'tasteless' they jumped to their pastry's defence. Read more in the Leicester Mercury
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Daniele Taverna of Gelato VIllage featured in Corriere
March 17, 2019

Gelato Village: The Taste of Italy in the centre of Leicester

A feature on Gelato Village in the Italian magazine, Corriere Della Sera  Secondo me, sarebbe una bellissima idea. – Quando Antonio de Vecchi e Daniele Taverna hanno chiesto a un amico come vedesse il loro progetto di aprire una gelateria di tradizione italiana nel centro di Leicester, lui ha risposto così.  E da quella frase, detta quasi per scherzo, si può partire per raccontare la storia di Gelato Village. Read the full article on Corriere Della Sera
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Richard III gelato at Sigep
January 20, 2019

Gelato Village present Richard III at Sigep, Rimini

The Gelato Village team have appeared at the 40th Sigep - the trade show for artisan gelato, pastry and coffee. The festival takes place each year in Rimini, a coastal city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.     As well as showcasing some of the world's best products, the festival is a hive of activity for leading professionals across the globe to get together and share good practice. Proceeding our very own Antonio and Daniele on stage was leading gelatieri and past Gelato in the Square participant Paolo Brunelli with Italian Master Chef Alessandro Borghese.   King Richard III Gelato...
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Gelato Village win Best Food & Drink Producer award at Leicester Tourism Awards
December 10, 2018

Leicester’s Gelato Village enjoys a golden run of award success at home & abroad

It's been an incredible week for the hardworking team at Gelato Village in Leicester The artisan gelato makers have been honoured with not one, but three prestigious awards in the space of seven days. Up against stiff competition, they were crowned Best Local Food & Drink Producer at the Leicestershire Promotions 2018 Tourism & Hospitality Awards. At the glittering ceremony at Leicester's Athena, the Gelato Village team's commitment to using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to carefully craft the finest quality authentic Italian gelato was recognised by a panel of esteemed judges. This was quickly followed up with further honours - a...
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Winners at Longarone MIG
December 10, 2018

Gelato Village bags seconds place as Best Gelato on the Web

Molto partecipata poi la cerimonia di premiazione dei vari concorsi. Consegnati anche i premi del 17. concorso “Gelaterie in web 2018”, riservato ai migliori siti internet e pagine Facebook della gelateria. Quest’anno a vincere è stata Roberta Borlina della gelateria Via Piave di Noventa di Piave (VE), che ha preceduto Laura Hadland di Gelato Village di Leicester (Regno Unito) e, ex aequo al terzo posto, Max Fornaciari di Max Gelateria di Florianópolis (Brasile) e Giada Lovat di Gelateria Lovat di Jesolo (VE). A seguire la proclamazione del “Tiramisù”, quale “Gusto d’Europa”, promosso da Artglace – Confederazione delle Associazioni dei Gelatieri Artigiani dell’Unione Europea. Il gusto è stato preparato da Tomas Infante della “Gelateria...
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Cows at Vine Farm Dairy - their milk supplies Gelato Village in Leicester
November 13, 2018

Introducing Vine Farm Dairy

After four fantastic years of partnership, it is time for Gelato Village to wave a fond farewell to Alan and Jane at Belvoir Ridge Creamery. We wish them every happiness in their retirement and thank them for the amazing rare breed milk and cream that has been the cornerstone of our fresh gelato since we opened back in 2014. Looking forward we'd like to introduce you all to James and Charlotte from Vine Farm Dairy. Their herd of happy Montbéliarde, Jersey and Holstein cows are now supplying our milk. The herd graze the green grass pastures of the farm in Great...
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Daniele Taverna and Antonio De Vecchi win Gelato Festival heat
November 10, 2018

Leicester’s Gelato Village win Gelato Festival Challenge

Gelato Village's Bee Happy gelato has claimed victory at the first heat in the Gelato Festival World Masters competition. Held at the headquarters of Carpigiani UK in Hereford, this was the first step on the road to global recognition.   The gelato, made using Leicestershire cow's milk and local honey along with lemon zest and sage, went head to head with five other competitors from around the UK including Bristol and Cirencester. A panel of experts judged the gelato for its flavour, structure, creativity and presentation. These criteria are designed to highlight the choice of ingredients and the technical skill...
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The Maestri Gelatieri at Gelato in the Square, Leicester. Photo by Matt Glover Photography
November 1, 2018

World’s Leading Gelato Makers take Leicester by Storm

Over 1000 guests were surprised and delighted by the Gelato in the Square event at Gelato Village, Leicester this weekend. The two day event saw ten of the world's leading gelato chefs converge on Leicester city centre to create an unforgettable palatte of flavours and gelato experiences. From New York, Milan and London these artisan masters came to Leicester. They created fresh gelato at the in-store Laboratory each morning and exclusively used natural, seasonal and high quality produce. Customers were treated to Memories of a Tortello – inspired by the butter-fried sage used to coat tortelli pasta – and Year...
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October 21, 2018

Leicester becomes home to the world’s best gelato

Award-winning Gelato Village in Leicester is bringing a star-studded line up of gelato makers to the Midlands city at the end of October. Their second annual Gelato in the Square event will celebrate the unique stories that artisan gelato tells. These are master craftspeople whose creations reflect seasonality, local produce, folk memory and food heritage. Six leading gelaterias from around the world will be flying their teams to St Martin's Square in Leicester. This includes L'Albero Dei Gelati of Brooklyn, New York. They will be presenting 'Year after Year', a gelato which celebrates the unique impact of time and patience in the production of complex...
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The L'Albero dei Gelati team are visiting Gelato Village in Leicester in 2018
October 14, 2018

Gelato In The Square Returns With Amazing New Flavours

Hurrah! Gelato in the Square is back again this month. In Leicester we’re already lucky enough to get to enjoy world class gelato every day of the week at Gelato Village, but from 26 – 28 October you’ll be able to enjoy a range of other delights as some of the world’s top Gelatieri join us for the event. Throughout the festival there will be a series of events and talks, but read on because here we have the first look at the gelato flavours that will be presented during Gelato in the Square. With some wildly unique flavours this...
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