Our History

A HISTORY OF MACCLESFIELD ICE CREAM

A story of Italian spirit, passion and commitment

Angelo Granelli came to Macclesfield in June 1980, with his uncle and aunt Fortunato Granelli and Angela Oliva.  They came from a small Italian village called Santa Maria Del Taro in the Ligurian mountains neat the Port of Genoa.  Opening a confectionary shop in 33 Church Street (Churchwallgate).

 

Angelo brought with him the knowledge of making ice cream which he leaned in the mountain villages, a tradition of the region, every year Santa Maria Del Taro still celebrate this with a Festa Del Gelato.  The original way to make ice cream was to use the ice from the mountains to freeze the milk and the cream from the family farm.

 

Angelo put his talents to use making Macclesfield’s very first ice cream available for sale to the public.  Ice was bought from the Bosley Ice Works and milk and cream from the Gleaves Dairy.  The other ingredients, vanilla and sugar were readily available from the sweet making at the shop.  Angelo opened a stall at the cattle market on Waters Green.  Hand carts were purchased from Stanways, which enabled the selling of ice cream round the streets of Macclesfield.

 

The ice cream was kept frozen by packing wooden tubs with ice and salt round a zinc cylindrical container full of the freshly made ice cream, which was churned by hand in a French pot ice cream freezer packed with ice and salt.


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74 Newton Street

Macclesfield

Cheshire

SK11 6RJ

CONTACT

 

Tel: 01625 424391

 

HOURS

Monday - Sunday

12pm - 5pm

Reduced operational hours in place

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