Uno Gelato Buffs Up with Buffalo Milk

Maestro James Coleridge teams up with Fraser Valley’s Tesfa Farms to introduce buffalo milk gelato

Vancouver, B.C. (October 31, 2018) – Uno Gelato’s maestro gelatiere James Coleridge has teamed up with Fraser Valley’s Tesfa Farms to create a new gelato flavour made with water buffalo milk.

Uno Gelato will be offering a new “Buffalo Lemon” gelato flavour at their Kitsilano location (2579 West Broadway), using water buffalo milk from Tesfa Farms and local BC birch syrup from Sweet Tree Ventures in Quesnel, BC. Maestro James is also using a new emulsification process from Italy for the first time in North America to create a warmer, creamy taste.

“We love using milk from water buffalo because of its smooth, creamy, rich consistency as well as for its amazing health benefits,” says James Coleridge, gelato master and Chief Innovator and Visionary at Uno Gelato. “Buffalo milk is used quite extensively around the world especially in Italy where they make buffalo milk mozzarella, as a healthier alternative to cow’s milk, and is similar to goat’s and sheep’s milk. It creates a wonderful texture for gelato and is a great compliment to our assortment of dairy and non-dairy offerings.”

Water buffalo milk has several health benefits and is an excellent alternative to cow’s milk, with lower cholesterol and higher calcium and antioxidant content. Buffalo milk contains A2 Beta Casein protein, which many allergy sufferers look for in milk alternatives.

According to the BC Water Buffalo Association, other benefits include:

• Water buffalo milk is pure white, with a velvety smoothness and subtle sweetness

• Buffalo milk contains high levels of the natural antioxidant tocopherol

• 58% more calcium than cow’s milk

• 40% more protein than cow’s milk

• 43% less cholesterol than cow’s milk

• High in CLA or conjugated linoleic acid

• Both milk and meat products from water buffalo are rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a compound that has been found to possess many benefits including reducing risks of cancer and diabetes and supporting bone and weight maintenance.

“As the first local farmers to raise water buffalos in the Lower Mainland, we are thrilled to be working with James and Uno Gelato,” says Matt VanRookhuyzen, owner of Tesfa Farms. “We all know how renowned James is in the gelato world and is always looking for new local ingredients to feature. Water buffalo milk is relatively new in North America so we can’t wait for Vancouverites to try James’ new culinary creation using milk from our water buffalo.”

Tesfa Farms is run by two local families who are naturally raising, grass-fed, domesticated Asian water buffalos. Their passion for farm fresh foods enables them to offer honest, ethically raised, high quality food and artisan products without any hidden additives.

A graduate of Italy’s Carpigiani Gelato University and the Italian Culinary Institute, James considers himself a custodian of the old artisan way of making handcrafted small batch artisan gelato. He believes in preserving and mastering real, old-world artisan methods focusing on flavour and taste, and often highlights the finest and freshest, in-season ingredients from local farms and from all over the world.

James prides himself with keeping Vancouver top of mind as an international culinary destination, competing and placing in international gelato competitions. He was named International Gelato Master of the Year in 2014 by the International Fair of Artisan Gelato (MIG), won the Gelato World Tour North America the same year, and was the double gold winner at the 2012 Florence Italy Gelato Festival.

About Uno Gelato:

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Uno Gelato is a place where old school tradition embraces contemporary culinary genius, emphasizing an incomparable sensory experience, and where playful, unexpected epicurean adventures are consummated every day. Featuring the old-world handcrafted artisan gelato making talent of gelato maestro James Coleridge, Uno Gelato features the best and freshest local and international ingredients, preserving the true artisanship of old-world handcrafted gelato. Locations: 2579 West Broadway, 601 Stamps Landing and, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver.

Peter Irving
The Carts are Coming!
unogelato_cart

Uno Gelato is opening its doors in Vancouver with three exciting locations including Kits (2579 Broadway), Stamps Landing (601 Stamps Landing right on the seawall on False Creek) and Burrard Landing (#36-1055 Canada Place overlooking Vancouver Harbour).

In addition to these locations, the Uno Gelato experience will be on the move as well!

The company has contracted four custom Italian hand-made Gelato Carts which can be located literally anywhere. They all have plenty of capacity and a very sophisticated cooling system to ensure that your gelato is served at the perfect temperature no matter where you are.

The first cart has already been delivered (see video). In fact, the cart arrived before our opening! Apparently, we had the Cart before the Gelato. The remaining three carts have been completed and as you can see in the accompanying pictures, they have started their journey across the Atlantic.  We expect them in Vancouver in the next couple weeks.

Perhaps you would like to discuss an upcoming event!!

Peter Irving
Gelato Maestro James Coleridge Makes Decadent Comeback to Vancouver’s Culinary Scene

Launches “Uno Gelato” with award-winning gelato flavours featuring farm-to-cone local and international ingredients

  Gelato Maestro James Coleridge makes decadent comeback to Vancouver’s culinary scene with the launch of Uno Gelato (credit Red Alchemy Photographic Arts).

Gelato Maestro James Coleridge makes decadent comeback to Vancouver’s culinary scene with the launch of Uno Gelato (credit Red Alchemy Photographic Arts).

Vancouver, B.C. (August 1, 2018) – Internationally renowned gelato maestro James Coleridge is making his scrumptious return to the Vancouver culinary scene and is set to indulge dessert fans with his award-winning gelato with the launch of Uno Gelato. James will open three Uno Gelato Vancouver locations in Kitsilano, Stamps Landing and Burrard Landing in early August 2018.

“It has been an incredible journey this past year and I am honoured to be able to share my passion and devotion to the artistry of old-world, handcrafted gelato with culinary fans everywhere,” says James Coleridge, gelato master and Chief Innovator and Visionary at Uno Gelato

Over the past year, James, has been studying the world gelato market and is bringing new recipes and innovative culinary techniques to this fresh start. Instead of white sugar, James will be using a combination of sugar alternatives including birch syrup from Quesnel, B.C. He is also partnering with local Avalon Dairy to use their organic milk for all dairy flavours. In addition, James will have a minimum of five vegan flavours working with raw coconut milk and water, locally crafted kombucha from Biota in East Vancouver and Canadian Springs water using activated charcoal.

“I am excited to embark on this new culinary adventure and my continued success is thanks to the amazing support of my wonderful family, friends, my delectable gelato fans and unbelievable partners who all believed in me from day one."

The Uno Gelato gelaterias feature clean, fresh and modern design themes accented with comfortable European heritage flair, showcasing the very best local culinary artisans and the finest Italian gelato production equipment. Uno Gelato is the first in North America to use the Italian-brand Cattabriga gelato pasteurizer machine with a homogenizer which will create a warmer and smoother gelato.

A graduate of Italy’s Carpigiani Gelato University and the Italian Culinary Institute, James considers himself a custodian of the old artisan way of making handcrafted small batch artisan gelato. He believes in preserving and mastering real, old-world artisan methods focusing on flavour and taste, and often highlights the finest and freshest, in-season ingredients from local farms and from all over the world.

James prides himself with keeping Vancouver top of mind as an international culinary destination, competing and placing in international gelato competitions. He was named International Gelato Master of the Year in 2014 by the International Fair of Artisan Gelato (MIG), won the Gelato World Tour North America the same year, and was the double gold winner at the 2012 Florence Italy Gelato Festival.

In fact this September, James will be competing at the international Gelato Festival Europa All-Stars competition at the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy, where he was invited as the only North American to compete against top gelato masters from around the world. He has been invited back to Italy to compete with his 2012 winning gelato flavour, “Toasted pecan, Vancouver Island sea salt and Canadian maple syrup”.

All three Uno Gelato Vancouver locations will open in early August 2018.


About Uno Gelato:

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Uno Gelato is a placewhere old school tradition embracescontemporary culinary genius, emphasizing an incomparable sensory experience, and where playful, unexpected epicurean adventures are consummated every day. Featuring the old-world handcrafted artisan gelato making talent of gelato maestro James Coleridge, Uno Gelato features the best and freshest local and international ingredients, preserving the true artisanship of old-world handcrafted gelato. Locations: 2579 West Broadway, 601 Stamps Landing and, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver. www.unogelato.com

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook: @unogelato.yvr

Peter Irving