Today Polly Campbell, the local food critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer, wrote an insightful piece on some of the local gelaterias now open in the Cincinnati area. It’s a great look at local, and, most important, independent Italian-style ice cream shops around Cincinnati. Although Dojo likes to consider itself a bit different from those mentioned, we appreciate being included by Campbell in today’s article.
Campbell did a great job in reviewing local shops, but Dojo would like to clarify one point. Dojo Gelato is open 6 days a week at Findlay Market: Tuesday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM, Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM, and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Since all of our gelati is handmade, from scratch, we only offer 6 – 8 flavors during the week and a full dozen during the weekends. There also might be instances where we have a particular flavor in the morning or mid-afternoon but run out later in the day. This is because we create only a limited amount of gelato to sell each day from our fresh ingredients. We would love to offer dozens of flavors, but freshness is our top priority when preparing gelato for our visitors.
Our ultimate goal as a handcrafted ice cream shop is to offer our visitors the best gelati possible. Although we do provide hand-packed pints to go, we prefer to follow the authentic Italian-style of ice cream production by only serving the freshest gelato each day. You can hard freeze our gelati to take home, but we like to encourage visitors to enjoy our ice cream within two days of its creation.
Thanks again to the Enquirer for the piece. It was a nice read into what we think is a new chapter in an already impressive history of Cincinnati ice cream making.
See y’all soon!