Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Negranti Creamery

I love ice cream. And this week while on a trip to Paso Robles, I found Negranti Creamery. A family owned ice cream company based in Paso Robles, Negranti Creamery is the Please The Palate pick of the week.

Negranti Creamery was created by Alexis and Wade Negranti who met at Cal Poly. Both had good jobs when Alexis decided that she wanted to start a sheep dairy. Neither one of them had milked an animal before. They milked their first ewes in 2011 and got their license in 2012. Today they are the first licensed sheep’s milk production facility for ice cream in the US.

Sheep’s milk ice cream is delicious. It is light and smooth with no aftertaste. And, sheep’s milk ice cream is gluten free, higher in protein, rich in vitamins and amino acids and 1/2 the fat of cow’s milk ice cream!

The ice cream is made is small batches using real, fresh ingredients. Flavors include strawberry basil, black coffee chip, fresh mint & chip, salted brown sugar and vanilla bean.

I found Negranti Creamery while I was exploring Tin City, an industrial area filled with wineries, a brewery, a distillery, a cidery and Negranti. They are in the process of opening their second location in San Luis Obispo. And, pints of Negranti Creamery are available in markets, including Gelsons and Bristol Farms in Los Angeles. So, I know what I am buying next time I go grocery shopping!