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If you are feeling hot and bothered this month and want to be cooled by the silky essence of Italian ice cream then you might want to read on.

Inspired by his roots and his mother who was in the food industry, Igor Colombo’s ambition has been to develop flavours that link the delicious tradition of Italian ice cream to the local Algarve culture. 

He has done just that with his brand, which supplies handmade ice cream (made from completely natural ingredients) to catering establishments throughout the region.

“The proximity to local producers allows us to obtain natural ingredients with the quality we want in the final product,” explains Igor. After moving to Portugal from Italy in 2010, Igor established his first factory, in São Brás de Alportel, in 2011. The expansion of the business forced the opening of the operational area in Portimão in 2016. Before COVID, Igor had four staff but was forced to downsize due to the pandemic. These days he mainly works on his own.

Igor prepares all the ingredients used in the making of his ice creams, guaranteeing a natural, exclusive flavour to the final product. The unique texture of his artisanal ice creams can be experienced in a variety of mouth-watering flavours, including Algarve almonds, tangerines, fig, carob and port. “At the moment, most of our production is made with typical Algarve products. The evolution of our products is the result of sharing the knowledge of renowned chefs and the best and most modern techniques and procedures for the manufacture of artisanal ice cream,” says Igor.

He believes the secret to his success is the use of traditional products, all carefully selected, and the constant evolution of techniques and procedures guaranteeing the highest quality standards.

He sells his delicious products in restaurants, hotels, ice cream parlours and bars all over the Algarve. “We create a relationship of trust with our customers and suppliers.”

You can find at Gespachos e Migas, Pizzeria Corso (Burgãu) , Momentos Gelateria (Loulé), Pastelaria Panorâmica (Boliqueime), Estaminé (Ilha Deserta Faro).

Gaspacho & Migas in Lagoa attempts to create a cuisine of emotions, bringing their clients the comfort of home flavours with sophistication in the presentation. Owner Rogério Malheiro strives to offer dishes that remind him of his Algarve and Alentejo roots.

He was therefore excited to discover, which perfectly encapsulates his ambitions to give his diners new and exciting flavours using local ingredients. You can enjoy at his restaurant.

Rua Francisco LM Veloso, Lote 5 – Loja C 8400-348 Lagoa

+351 282 039 183  /  966 597 320


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