Cheese Boutique has been a longstanding draw for both chefs and regular folk on the hunt for the perfect fromage. And while plenty of other gourmet options for the cultured palate abound, it wasn’t until earlier this summer that the shop decided to open a gelateria."> Cheese Boutique has been a longstanding draw for both chefs and regular folk on the hunt for the perfect fromage. And while plenty of other gourmet options for the cultured palate abound, it wasn’t until earlier this summer that the shop decided to open a gelateria." />

First Look: The CB Gelateria, a new gelato-centric addition to the Cheese Boutique


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The Cheese Boutique has been a longstanding draw for both chefs and regular folk on the hunt for the perfect fromage. And while plenty of other gourmet options for the cultured palate abound, it wasn’t until earlier this summer that the shop decided to open a gelateria.

The owners bought a Carpigiani ice cream maker and built an addition to the side of the main building. The result? The CB Gelateria, where finely-crafted gelato is shelled out to folks needing a post-shop breather.

The 12 gelato options — all created in-house — are crafted from a combination of locally-sourced milk and fruit along with Italian goods: the chocolate hails from Perugia, Italy, while ladyfingers are from Vicenzovo. For a really indulgent treat, a shot of Leonardi 25-year old balsamic vinegar can be poured over the gelato for $25 (this works especially well with the fior di latte gelato, we’re told).

Priced at $3.76 for a piccolo to $25.44 for un litro, the goods are also labeled in Italiano, with the recipe’s origin noted beneath each flavour. Throughout this first summer of service, staple picks have been lemon, pistachio and fior di latte.

Current seasonal picks are the fragolina (strawberry) and the frutta di bosco (mixed berry), both of which showcase Ontario fruits.

“Right now, we’re thinking of what do to for the Christmas season,” says co-owner Ilir Pristine.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some delectable ice cream cakes.

The CB Gelateria, 45 Ripley Ave., 416-762-6292

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