Matteo Zini

Matteo Zini

 

I studied at the University of Bologna, the oldest University in the world, graduating with a Masters Degree in Economics and Trade Marketing. After three years experience as a Marketing Specialist for a large company in Italy, and after a six month trip around Australia in 2009, I decided it was time to use my skills and experience to evolve from a Gelato Lover to an international Gelato Master.

The first step of this transformation was to study at GelAteneo in Bologna, the training facility of Iceteam1927 – a premium Italian manufacturing brand of Gelato machinery. The course was taught by one of the greatest Gelato Masters in the world, Giacomo Schiavon, owner of Bologna’s iconic and historically significant ‘La Sorbetteria Castiglione’.

In 2013, with the help of a friend, I opened my very first Gelato parlour on the site of an old butcher’s shop in Bologna. Fittingly, we named it ‘La Macelleria’. In 2014, after learning the realities of running a successful Gelato business, we realised our vision and moved ‘La Macelleria’ to Brisbane, Australia. The store now has a reputation as one of the best Gelato parlours in Australia.

Through Gelato and our dedicated education as Gelato Masters, we were able to move to the country we had dreamed of living in – a country we believed was in great need of an introduction to the True Art of Gelato. I have since become the official Brand Ambassador and Gelato Teacher for Iceteam1927 in Australia and Asia.

I believe in creating delicious, Artisan Gelato using the finest ingredients and a whole lot of passion, and I challenge myself every day to improve and to learn more. Let me help you realise your dreams through my managerial, marketing, and Artisan expertise.