Find Our Gelato
Pazzo Marco California Gelato and California Sorbetto are available year-round, exclusively along the naturally beautiful Sonoma-Mendocino Coast. Visitors and locals enjoy shopping for our Gelato and Sorbetto in half-pint containers at Surf Market in Gualala, and for dessert while dining at Black Point Grill at The Sea Ranch Lodge, at Trinks in Gualala, and at Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen restaurant.
On Saturdays (from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend), join us in front of Surf Market in Gualala. Look for the Pazzo Marco Gelato Cart under the red umbrella to purchase and enjoy scoops of Gelato and Sorbetto in cups and cones.
At Pazzo Marco Creamery, we handcraft premium Italian-style gourmet California Gelato using local, grass-fed, organic milk fresh from the Mendocino coast dairy milking parlor, organic cream, and farm-fresh, organic free-range eggs. With the best, fresh, local, in-season fruit, and other high quality ingredients from around the world, we create small batches of an ever-evolving, limited, weekly collection of artisan flavors.
Some of the Gelato flavors we create include California Toasted Almond, Caffè Espresso-Italian Roast Coffee, Nocciola-Hazelnut, Cioccolato Fondente, and Fior di Latte that showcases the true, natural sweetness and flavor of the milk. We also handcraft, artisan, dairy-free, vegan California Sorbetto in seasonal flavors like Sebastopol Strawberry, Cardamom Spiced Lake County Pear and Sicilian Blood Orange.
“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
At Pazzo Marco Creamery, we handcraft premium California artisan cheese in small batches using local, grass-fed, organic milk fresh from the Mendocino coast dairy milking parlor. The cheeses we produce are available year-round, exclusively along the naturally beautiful Sonoma-Mendocino Coast at Surf Market in Gualala.
Pazzo Marco Madrone Grove is an organic Alpine style cheese. It beautifully captures the essence and flora of the Mendocino coastal fields and pastures with buttery-nutty, grassy flavors and aromas. Madrone Grove is aged 90 days and available in spring, summer, and early autumn exclusively at Surf Market in Gualala, California.
California natives and former San Francisco, Marin, and Napa residents, we relocated to the naturally beautiful Sonoma-Mendocino Coast to live fulltime on the ridgeline above Gualala in 2004.
With passion and determination, we built and established Pazzo Marco Creamery in 2010. We first handcrafted premium Italian-style gourmet small-batch California Gelato. Then, in 2014, we introduced meticulously handcrafted Pazzo Marco premium small-batch California artisan cheeses.
At Pazzo Marco Creamery, gelato-make days and cheese-make days begin with a drive up the dramatic and naturally beautiful Mendocino coast often in the morning mist for local, grass-fed organic milk fresh from the dairy milking parlor. Within 30 minutes, the fresh – and still warm – milk is on-site at our creamery. This exceptional, quality ingredient so genuinely exemplifies our earnest dedication.
- Create premium products that are nutritious and delicious while providing remarkable flavor experiences.
- Support our local farmers, purveyors, merchants, restaurants, 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, merchants, and restaurants that share our values in practicing sustainable farming methods, fair trade, and care for our precious, natural resources, and the environment in which we live.