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About Gelista

Premium Gelato

We have a passion for crafting exceptional gelato products from Australia’s most premium ingredients and delivering excellent customer service.

Real Ingredients
Australian Made
Premium Quality
Family Owned

Peter Cox, Founder and Managing Director of Gelista, tells the story of starting the company with the aim of supporting local producers to make highest quality gelato he could.

The Terroir of our ingredients, our crafting techniques, our commitment to innovation and our passion to indulge our customers come together to make a taste and texture that’s uniquely Gelista.

The Gelista Business Philosophy

At Gelista, we began by making the Gelato that chefs wished they had time to make for themselves. We started out producing our premium wholesale five litre tubs for fine dining,  function centres and cafes.

In 2016 our range expanded to include the 570mL jar for supermarkets. We now produce over 50 flavours, supplying restaurants, cafes, hospitals, schools and independent supermarkets across Australia.


Established in 2009

Peter  Cox identifies an opportunity to start crafting a premium wholesale gelato product for restaurants and cafes.

Gelista the name is Peter’s play on words. Baristas are professional coffee makers- and so Gelista is a professional gelati maker.

The word Gelista also contains all the letter of Gelati (s).

We aim to add value to Australian Primary Produce, particularly dairy.
We source real Australian ingredents direct from the farmer wherever possible.

Years in Business


Locations to buy
Retail Gelato Pack

In 2016 we launched our 570ml retail gelato jars to bring our premium product to the Australian consumer. We were the first Australian manufaturer to pack gelato in this unique format, delivering transparency in our packaging as well as our ingredients.

10th Birthdy Celebration

In 2020 we celebrate our 10th birthday!


“(Gelista) Peter’s attention to detail and the products that he sources are what makes his ice creams the quality that they are and that’s why we love using them at Lenzerheide”.

Jess Wood Former Head Chef- Lenzerheide Restaurant

“I think the characteristics of his (Gelista) ice cream/ gelati is all of a natural flavour, an honest flavour. It doesn’t taste enhanced or anything like that, it is pure fruit purees.”

“With Peter (Gelista), I am able to work with him and taste all his raw ingredients, and see how then he ends up with the final products. He is always willing to work with you and create something for you.”

Chef Adam Swanson TV Celebrity Chef

“Gelista provides good quality products and after switching to Gelista products in our scooping cabinet, we get more customers coming back for gelati. I will definitely pick and recommend Gelista. Its more consistency and what’s most exciting is Gelista has a great range of flavours for us to choose from to keep rotating the flavours and they also keep bring new flavours”

Ankit Bachhu

“Gelista has offered great quality products. We love especially the vegan Coconut flavour, it is so creamy so delicious. Me, my sous chef Anthony and staffs tried and think it is a sure winner – So smooth and creamy!”

Irene Frost


“I love the simple, good taste of Gelista gelati, and I happily recommend the product to other chefs and industry professionals. Both Kathy and Peter are great professionals and great for the industry, passionate and driven.”Tze Khaw

“The quality and flavour of their varieties has been very well received by our guests. The depth of their varieties has supported a range of menu options. Gelista offers good value for money and we have no hesitation in recommending them to others.” Paul Brown