Pazzo Marco Creamery

“Marco painstakingly handcrafts each batch of gelato using a traditional Italian method that he has perfected in his gelato lab buried in the woods in the Gualala hills.” Lauren Sloss – Serious Eats

Flavors – Where to Buy

The Surf Market

Huckleberry Heaven
Sea Ranch 50th Birthday Selection
Fior Di Latte
Huckleberry Arabesch

Candy Cap Gelato
Locally foraged Candy Cap Mushrooms
Cioccolato Fondente
Gualala Meyer-Lisbon
Vaniglia Madagascar


Cioccolato Fondente
Vaniglia Madagascar

Black Point Grill

Cioccolato Fondente
Vaniglia Madagascar
Seasonal Sorbetti

Anchor Bay Thai

Matcha Green Tea
Coconut Pineapple Sorbetto

Our Cheese

About Us

Marco’s passion for gelato has been alive since childhood. “My father’s favorite was Pistacchio as is one of mine .” says Marco. “You’d be surprised how often I am asked to reveal my favorite flavor – it’s like trying to pick your favorite child.” In 1993, much to the delight of friends and family, Marco purchased a Williams-Sonoma home model batch freezer and began making gelato and experimenting with recipes. (Later Marco studied and worked in Italy to understand the chemistry and composition of ingredients so that he could develop his own recipes and perfect the craft.) After two years of planning Marco and Paul opened their creamery in 2010. “In honor of my father, Pistacchio, was my first recipe” says Marco. In fact, when the two opened their creamery Pistacchio was the first flavor to come out of their batch freezer.

Our Philosophy

  • Create a premium product that is nutritious and delicious
  • Support our local farmers, purveyors and our incredible community
  • Select the best fresh, in-season ingredients, locally first
  • Introduce ingredients early in our process to ensure optimal flavor, consistency and quality
  • Choose purveyors who share our values in practicing sustainable farming methods, fair trade, and care for our precious natural resources and the environment in which we all live.

Contact Us

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Pazzo Marco Creamery – 707.884.9548
P.O. Box 1532, Gualala, CA 95445

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