Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cincinnati Magazine Favorites

In this month't issue of Cincinnati Magazine, Madisono's is listed under the Ice Cream Box. It states that in addition to several other brands of local ice cream there are pints of Madisono's Pink Grapefruit sorbe and Lemon Basil sorbet in the freezer as well. Choice is a good thing. I feel greatful that Madisono's is listed and excited about the fact that this is becoming a recognized brand! I would also like to share with all of you the excitement about Madisono's 3 year anniversary. Yes on April 20th of last year, some of the first pints of gelato and sorbet were made. It seems like not that long ago. It feels good to be Cincinnati's first gelato company.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I had the great oppertunity to be a guest on Cincinnati Edition this morning. I had a great time doing the interview with Naomi. She had some great questions and I hope you all enjoyed the interview. I have an updated list of retail accounts for your review. Enjoy
Where to find Madisono’s Gelato & Sorbet
Retail locations
Madison’s at Findlay Market
Whole Foods Rookwood Plaza
Whole Foods Mason
Whole Foods Columbus Upper Arlington
Whole Foods Columbus Dublin-Granville
Whole Foods Louisville KY
Amazing Grace Whole Foods Louisville KY
Raisen Rack Columbus
Weilands Columbus
Hills Market Columbus
Carfagna’s Columbus
Keller’s IGA Clifton
Dillonvale IGA Amberly Village
Carl’s Deli Hyde Park
Sunshine Foods Hyde Park
Wyoming Wines Wyoming
Wyoming Meat Market Wyoming
The Wine Store Montgomery
Lookout Joe Mt. Lookout
Dilly Deli Mariemont
Meiner’s Meats Bridgetown
Pipkins Blue Ash
Luiggi’s Olde World Market, Pisgah
Keegan’s Seafood Anderson
Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants Glendale
Ferarri’s Little Italy
The Party Source Belleview Kentucky
Jungle Jim’s
Kremers’ Market Crescent Springs Ketucky
Cork and Bottle Crescent Springs Kentucky
Pitrellis Mason
Dorothy Lane Markets (Private Label)Dayton Ohio
Inspiring Kind, Anderson Twp
Beacon Foods Clough Pike Anderson
Bigg’s Mason
Bigg’s Anderson
Bigg’s Highland
Bigg’s Hyde Park
Bigg’s Delhi
Bigg’s West Chester
Bigg’s Florence
Hilton Netherland Plaza (room service menu)
Remke Market Buttermilk Pike
Restaurant locations
Baressis Deer Park Iron Horse Inn
Boca Oakley Stone Creek Montgomery
Nicola’s Downtown Rue Du Maine Dayton
Via Vite Downtown Hyde Park Tavern
Nectar Mt. Lookout Quarter Bistro Mariemont
Ferarris Little Italy Madeira Lavomatic OTR
Embers Montgomery Nada Downtown
Pitrellis Mason L Auberge Dayton
Kokka Coffee Mt. Adams
Cincinnati Country Club Otto Covington KY
Essencha Tea House Oakley
Manor House Pompillio’s
Edge Cliff Room Prima Vista Price Hill
Nada Downtown Madison’s Bistro Dayton

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


It is hard to believe that one week has gone by and not one blog entry. For those of you who have been checking sorry for the busy signal. I really mean busy signal. With three kids in soccer and all kinds of things going on I sometimes just forget to update so here it goes.
In the last week we did a great demo at Hyde Park Bigg's for Earth Day. There were at least 15 local vendors sampling thier products among other attractions. Even a milk cow. A real cow! I debuted the Lime Cilantro sorbet at Findlay Market this past weekend to rave reviews. I also sent some to Kellers IGA in Clifton. If you want to try it stop in and pick up a pint. We also have individual servings at Findlay Market to eat on the go. We had our first demo at Whole Foods Dublin. Which if you have not been there is just an awsome store. I delivered some gelato to the store and stopped by The North Market to Pick up some Jeni's Ice Cream. I do like Jeni's. I have written about her before so look in the archive. The rest of the week we have been working on maintaining production as the weather gets warmer the sales go up. Yea. Stop by your local retailer for Madisono's and if anyone wants to try our new Pinenut gelato you can get it at Boca.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Sunday nights are reserved for a relaxing night infront of the Television watching Masterpiece theatre sipping tea. I watch very little programmed television. I am a Masterpiece Theatre nerd. Little Dorrit is playin in 5 parts which means that for the next 4 weeks I am booked on Sunday. I broke from that tradition this past Sunday to serve gelato at the most recet Concertnova perfomance at the Metaphore building in OTR. The performance was a blend of theatre and music that was facinating. I am not going to dicuss the content but encourage you to go to Concertnova's website and find out for yourself. You will be amazed! I hope you would consider attending a performance in the future. Madisono's is going to partner with Concertnova for future events to serve gelato and sorbet at the end of the show. This past Sunday, many people lingered and talked while spooning Dark Chocolate Orange, Hazelnut, French Vanill and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet. I saw some friends I had not seen in a while and recognized many from Findlay Market. Please check their site for upcoming performances I beleive that there is one in May.
I missed Little Dorrit part 2 but the great thing about PBS and Masterpiece is that I can view on line and catch up for the next part. I just love PBS!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Best of The City City Beat 2009!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2009 Best of Cincinnati for City Beat. It is an honor. I know that Madisono's is valued by the readers and this proves it. It realy feels good to have something be recognized and I want to say congratulations to all of the other winners in this years Best of Cincinnati. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

To Chip or not to Chip

I have been working on a new flavor that I hope to debut sometime very soon. The issue is to include chocolate chips or not. I temper my own chocolate for all of our chips and they are mixed into the gelato by hand. This allows us to get the flake style chips that are unique to Madisono's. In my focus groups many people have said that they prefer a chip inclusion and other have said that it is better with out. What to do? It is not possible to offer both. I thought I would share that with all of you and I guess that when it is time to debut the new flavors only then will we know what it will contain. If you have any input please share.