Nubocha was born from a desire to perfectly create gelato with health and wellness in mind.
Our co-founder, Gianluca Franzoni, is the visionary, founder and creator behind Domori, Italy’s famed fine chocolate brand. After living on cacao plantations in Venezuela, he returned to Italy and spent two decades crafting products by harnessing ethical farming practices and recovering several varieties of heirloom cacao. All the while, he was imagining how to develop a premium, dairy-free, low-calorie gelato.
But he wasn’t alone in this pursuit.
Gianluca met American-born Katrina Smith in Rome, Italy, in the early 2000s while she was becoming a certified sommelier. They fell in love over shared passions for food, travel and adventure. They married and began their own exciting journey together.
After two decades of working in the fashion, luxury and design industries, Katrina joined Gianluca to co-found our company.
In 2018, they poured their souls into founding Nubocha, a brand with the mission to transform the healthful foods the body needs into the delicious foods the body loves. To perfectly create gelato with health and wellness in mind. To develop each recipe with a chef's fervor and a scientist’s precision.
We sustainably and ethically source our ingredients directly from farmers we know and have worked with for decades. We care about our growers' well-being, so we guarantee a sustainable, premium price for all our nut and cacao purchases.
To ensure the best quality and consistency, we’re personally involved in every aspect of sourcing the non-GMO cacao and nuts used in our products. The process includes roasting and vacuum grinding all the nuts at a facility in Italy.
Once our premium ingredients arrive at the factory, we use them to make our delicious, dairy free gelato!
We’ve developed the most efficient logistics process to deliver you the freshest, best-tasting dairy-free gelato either through a retail store or directly to your door.
Nubocha is our realized dream of a unique, global brand of products that blend taste and good health with a low environmental impact. We have created these delicious gelatos with wholefood ingredients for you to enjoy!