A boutique ice cream maker from Queenstown who moved to New Zealand to work as a dangle gliding pilot – has taken out the nation’s high ice cream accolade – with Patagonia Goodies, Hazelnut Cremino named Components Meals Supreme Champion Boutique on the 2023 NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards.
Patagonia Goodies, Hazelnut Cremino acquired two trophies – the Boutique Champion in addition to thePACT Packaging Champion Normal Ice Cream Award. Chief Decide Jackie Matthews famous that the bottom of NZ-grown nuts that are hand roasted, “offered a fragile and really genuine flavour, which mixed with a perfectly crafted and well-made ice cream is solely beautiful, deserving of the Supreme Award.”
Patagonia Goodies founder Alex Gimenez moved to Queenstown in 2002 and in 2005 the chocolate-loving Argentinean and his spouse Lorena Giallonardo began their enterprise. Regardless of the challenges of Covid-19 closures and ongoing staffing points, the couple run 4 shops within the Southern Lakes, creating scrumptious flavours advert ice cream experiences. This yr their entries have been recognised with 5 Gold Medals and three Silver Medals in addition to two Trophies.
These accolades have been amongst 16 Trophies revealed on the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards 2023 in Auckland on the night of Thursday 31 August. The Trophy winners are the very best of greatest, and got here to the fore after a radical tasting of greater than 270 entries from makers from throughout Aotearoa.
A newcomer to the trophy winners’ podium is Americold Supreme Champion Industrial, Allied Faxi New Zealand Meals Co with its G’nature Vanilla Ice Cream. It was additionally awarded IMCD & Givaudan Champion Premium Vanilla Ice Cream Award. It was a favorite with the judging panel who stated, “This stylish ice cream has an uncompromising depth of flavour, is wealthy and creamy and succeeds completely in its mission to ship a brilliant easy vanilla flavour.” Chief Decide Jackie Matthews added that it’s a nice instance of a traditional flavour, “it’s completely produced, with great texture and balanced flavour.”
Allied Faxi is a Chinese language-owned maker that reopened the Kerepehi cheese manufacturing unit in Paeroa in 2016 to make the G’nature model, which is bought in Beijing and Shanghai in addition to New Zealand.
Auckland’s Island Gelato Co is one other first-time Trophy Winner with two trophies awarded this yr. Island Gelato Co, Bitter Cherry & Wealthy Chocolate acquired theSensient Applied sciences Champion Gelato Award with the judges saying, “Large flavour curiosity right here – with a cornucopia of unique tastes introduced collectively in color coordinated splendor!” Island Gelato Co, Wealthy Chocolate was awarded the DKSH Belcolade Champion Chocolate Award, with judges describing it as a chocolate lover’s dream. Since opening in 2014 on Waiheke, Island Gelato Co has constructed its following in Auckland and now has 5 Scoop Shops providing a scrumptious vary of award-winning gelato.
Class Trophy winners are a roll name of the nation’s most interesting ice cream and gelatos from Tip High Ice Cream Firm, Jelly Tip which was judged the very best by college students from West Harbour Intermediate, Auckland who awarded itPacific Flavours & Components Children’ Alternative Award, via to thrilling new flavours corresponding to Little ‘Lato, Raspberry Lamington Gelato which received the Infruit Champion Dairy-Free Trophy.
Tip High affirmed its place because the nation’s favorite ice cream maker taking out 5 trophies for:
- Tip High Ice Cream Firm, Tip High Chocolate Trumpet; Davis Meals Components Champion Novelty Ice Cream Award
- Tip High Ice Cream Firm, Tip High Jelly Tip; Pacific Flavours & Components Children’ Alternative Award
- Tip High Ice Cream Firm, Tip High Frozen Yoghurt; NZ Life & Leisure Champion Low Fats & Frozen Yoghurt
- Tip High Ice Cream Firm, Baklava Bonanza; Invita NZ Champion Open Artistic Award
- Tip High Ice Cream Firm, Kāpiti Fig & Manuka Honey; Chelsea Sugar Champion Premium Ice Cream Award
An esteemed panel of 20 meals judges led by Chief Decide Jackie Matthews had the arduous job of evaluating every entry with meticulous consideration to element over two days in late July. After cautious deliberation, they determined upon the 16 Trophy winners and a outstanding 183 medals; 64 Gold Medals, 74 Silver Medals and 45 Bronze Medals.
Jackie Matthews made particular point out of the excessive customary of entries in 2023. “The ice cream, gelato and sorbet from the boutique makers have been particularly fabulous with sensory indulgent, wealthy, complicated flavours. Whereas dairy-free merchandise are following international tendencies with entries made with an oat base rising quickly,” Jackie says.
A listing of NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards Trophy and Medal winners might be discovered on the NZ Ice Cream Affiliation’s new web site www.nzicecreamandgelato.co.nz
Kiwis can benefit from the winners discovering them at Scoop Shops and supermarkets throughout the nation and may have the prospect to have fun Aotearoa’s most interesting when NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Week, returns from Sunday 5 November to Sunday 12 November 2023, incorporating NZ Ice Cream Sundae. Particulars might be shared on www.nzicecreamandgelato.co.nz shortly.