In her teens, our founder Maria Agnese Spagnuolo was barred forever from eating gluten due to a severe form of celiac disease. Given the industry’s standards of using thickeners, stabilizers, additives and other processed ingredients containing the allergen, she wasn’t allowed to enjoy her favorite dessert anymore: gelato.
One gloomy weekend, when Maria was a struggling actress in her 30s and depression was seeping in, she opted to fight it and follow her urge to have a sweet treat by creating a solution: a gluten free gelato. Out of highschool, her worried father had bargained her wish to pursue an acting career with her getting a degree as a food chemist – old world approach: “you need a solid career to fall back on”.
During that weekend she finally cracked a solution to create a gelato her own way: it was a far fetched dream, a mirage: a Fatamorgana.