Cremalosa was founded by Atlanta native Meridith Ford, who was also The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s dining critic and food writer from 2004 to 2010. Originally trained as a pastry chef, she “caught the gelato bug” while working with Riccardo Ullio, an Atlanta restaurateur who owns Sotto Sotto, Fritti and Novo Cucina, according to a news release.
“I’m so thrilled and honored to be on Food & Wine’s list,” Ford said in the release. “It’s a dream come true.”
Ford said her shop features dozens of rotating flavors of gelato and sorbetto, which often highlight seasonal fruits grown in Georgia. Cremalosa, located on the plaza level of the Cortland Decatur East Apartments at 2657 East College Avenue, also offers seasonal frozen cocktails and wine.
The ice creamery began to receive accolades shortly after it opened. In 2020, Cremalosa was named “Best New Gelato” on Atlanta Magazine’s annual “Best of Atlanta” list.