Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We're Shiny And New!

Thanks for visiting! We've got a new website for you on www.madisonogelato.com. Please visit us there!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Madisono's Gelato and Sorbet now at the Savannah Center


There's been another #MadSquatchy sighting! Jeff snapped this photo on his delivery route just before the legendary Sasquatch disappeared into the lush green landscaping at the Savannah Center. The chef at Savannah Center is now serving Madisono's Gelato and Sorbet in the menu offerings. If you haven't been to this venue yet, you'll be amazed--not just by their excellent choice in frozen desserts, but because of their state-of-the-art technology and hospitality. It's a beautiful location for office parties and weddings!

Friday, June 27, 2014

MadSquatchy sighting at Whole Foods Rookwood, Cincinnati


There's a little game we like to play here at Madisono's called MadSqatchy Sighting. We have seen this particular sasquatch with pints of our gelato in many locations where Madisono's is sold. If you look carefully, you might also catch a glimpse of him in front of this Whole Foods Store in Rookwood, Cincinnati. Jeff, our delivery guy was luckily able to get him on film this time. More about the MadSquatchy legend and where he's been spotted here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Where can you buy Madisono's Pints? Country Fresh Market on Vine Street!


Where can you buy Madisono's Pints? Country Fresh Market on Vine Street!

Country Fresh Market is one of Cincinnati's foodie gems. The produce is always super fresh, they carry all kinds of international products, they have a HUGE (350+) selection of craft beers and wine and NOW they carry Madisono's Gelato and Sorbet pints. We installed the freezer last week and have already refilled it twice. Thank you to everyone who has purchased and enjoyed Madisono's. We hope to win over a few more fans with this great location. Did you try the Hokey Pokey flavor yet? Can you spot MadSquatchy in the photo?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Edible Columbus highlights some great Cincinnati flavor!


Hello Columbus!
We are very pleased to be included in the Summer 2014 issue of Edible Columbus in their Cincinnati Day Trips feature! We have always loved the North Market and think our Findlay Market (the longest continuously operated market in the US!) in historic Over-The-Rhine is definitely worth a visit!

There are so many exciting food and creative ventures going on in Cincinnati! Gina Weathersby, creator of the local food community 513{eats} has definitely tapped into some of our best local flavor and shown it in the most beautiful photographs.


Madisono's is sold in Columbus too!
Until you get the chance to visit us in Cincinnati, you can try some pints of Madisono's Gelato and Sorbet at Hills Market and Whole Foods on West Dublin Granville Road.

If you'd like to keep up with Madisono's, we attempt to entertain and enlighten our fans on Facebook.

Let us know if you are coming to Cincinnati for a visit! We'd love to say hi and welcome you to our favorite place for gelato (outside of Italy, of course).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Madisono's New Flavor "Triple Chocolate Dare" is developed by 6th graders

Do you know more than a sixth grader?

We shared our goal of creating a new seasonal flavor for Madisono's with the sixth graders at Kilgour Elementary Students in Mt. Lookout and in turn, they helped us create the gelato flavor "Triple Chocolate Dare".

This was an exciting project through a partnership made possible by a grant from Ohio's Straight A Fund, in which students are learning about math and science with a real life case study. Over ten weeks the students and I (Matt Madison) created a survey including questions about favorite flavors, fruits, and taste preferences of salty, sweet, or sour.  The entire Kilgour K-6 student population participated in the research. Lead Math 6 Grade teacher Mrs. Stephanie Bisher then oversaw focus group meetings and taught students to compare ingredients by cost allocation.

Data showed the favorite was chocolate, and it was established as the flavor base.
I provided cost data for the top choice of add-in ingredients: brownies, cheesecake, Oreo cookies, and several others. The students made decisions based on gross profit margin, as well as considering allergens for each. It's been great to come into the classroom and show them a real life story problem. And one they've been so enthusiastic about!

I enjoyed teaching parts of the unit, and the student reaction confirmed the success of the partnership. I'd love to return with this project every year. I want the first graders to look forward to their own gelato project when they get old enough.

In the last phase of the project, the students brainstormed names for the new gelato. The favorites were "Choczilla", "Kilgour Chocolate Galore", and "Chocolate Cubed."

Called "Curricular Innovation" by Harvard University's School of Education, this experiential program is the first to be implemented in the K-8 classroom. "It's the first use of this problem solving approach in an elementary school. After we create a Harvard-style case study, we scale and duplicate the STEM based curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to other schools," said Mary Welsh Schlueter, Chief Executive Officer for Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE).

The students are also creating an app with the help of NKU, and sales will provide revenue to the school. This collaborative approach encourages high level 
"deeper learning" required for new critical thinking guidelines in schools. It will help them now, and in their careers. Schlueter has been busy overseeing 18 schools who are participating in the grant.


The students will saw their research and marketing come to life in the Madisono's Gelato booth at the Kilgour Festival May 17, where a percentage of the gelato sales will return to the School. The new flavor will be available in retail stores across Cincinnati starting June 1.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wild About Wine 2014!


We have been joining the folks at the Cincinnati Zoo for their Wild About Wine events for years now and still find lots of fun people to meet and share our gelato with. This year, we are going to be raffling off free tickets on our Facebook page to these very fun events. Each event offers great food from local restaurants and caterers, a walk around the zoo where you can pet the some of the animals they have on display with the trainers, and drink wine. And with tickets, it's all for free!

This year's winner of the contest was Jason Roberts and he brought some of his friends from work. There will be another event next month, so stay tuned, like our Facebook Page, and rub your rabbit's foot for luck!