Downtown Cary’s new gelato shop will offer a taste of its locally-made gelato 12-4 p.m. Saturday during its first pop-up.
Geluna Gelato is a locally-owned gelato shop creating house-made recipes from fresh Homestead Creamery and NC State dairy milk. The owners studied at Carpigiana Gelato University in Italy before studying with a master gelato maker.
Gelato differs from ice cream because of its lower fat content, which enhances the flavors of the frozen treat.
The pop-up Saturday will include three fresh flavors for sale: Sea salt caramel, strawberry and ruby milk chocolate.
What’s next: To-go boxes, named Geluna & Chill, will be launching soon. The $30 box will include three pints of gelato, four house-made cookies and fresh cones.
Our early peek at the box included sea salt caramel, strawberry and cream and ruby stracciatella (a classic Italian flavor) pints; four soft chocolate chip and sugar cookies (two each); along with four cones.
Future plans: Watch for occasional pop-ups until officially opening, with a target of late March or early April.
When the shop opens, Geluna Gelato will offer 10-12 fresh daily flavors of gelato, pops and cookies for gelato sandwiches. A window into the back will show behind-the-scenes of the gelato production.
The big picture: The owners gravitated toward Downtown Cary, wanting to be part of the “renaissance,” and for the walkability.
Find it: 111 E. Chatham Street, Unit C, Cary, in the retail strip center between Di Fara Pizza and Hank’s Downtown Dive.