Gorgonzola cheese gelato, anyone?

http://vancouver.metblogs.com/archives/images/2006/10/ice%20cream-thumb.jpgOkay, it’s not my favorite, but there must be someone out there who likes it or they wouldn’t sell it. Same goes for balsamic vinegar, garlic, curry and a whole whack of other flavors that they make at La Casa Gelato. With 218 flavors, I guess Vancouver’s premier (well, one of them, at least) gelato joints has more than a few options for those that prefer their dessert counter-intuitive.

On my very first visit to La Casa Gelato the other day, I actually tried the porcini mushroom. Unfortunately, the gelato tasted exactly like porcini mushrooms. Who knew?

Fortunately, there was also a large selection of flavors for those with more traditional taste buds.

The old standards of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry competed with modern staples like peanut butter-chocolate, coconut, cappucino and about 200 others (In fairness to La Casa Gelato, the Fear Factor gelato selection is in the minority).

Funny thing – when I went, there were at least twenty other people in the store, on a cold night. Who knew Vancouverites were so hooked on the stuff?

3 Comments so far

  1. John Bollwitt (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 11:14 pm

    Are you kidding me? It’s the first thing I noticed when I came out here for the first time. Places to get gelato is like trying to throw a rock and not hit a starbucks or blenz.

  2. feygele (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 4:00 am

    I’ve got to echo the “are you kidding me?” The whole reason to go to Casa is for the different flavours. If you want a boring chocolate cone, go to any of the other numerous gelato places in town. But if you want gorgonzola (I prefer their gorgonzola, blue cheese, and pear flavour), or any other deliciously unique flavours, go to la Casa!

    You shouldn’t have been surprised that the porcini mushroom gelato would taste just like porcini mushrooms – all of their gelato are made with the ingredients/flavours listed in the name. I also highly recommend the cranberry rosemary (this one’s vegan friendly), balsamic, jalapeno strawberry, roasted garlic, and taro gelatos. Yum!

  3. Maktaaq (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 9:22 am

    I agree about the Gorgonzola, blue cheese and pear – that one is good! The roasted garlic sounds intriguing.

    A few years ago I had a Miss Typhoon cone or the Miss Taiwan cone, can’t remember the exact name. It was basically hot pepper ice ream – a perfect medley of cold and scorching heat. Yum!

    I am all for non-traditional flavours myself, Feygele, I only wish there was a Rice to Riches in Vancouver.

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