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Cremalosa Named The Best Ice Cream In Georgia

Meridith Ford, the owner of Cremalosa, discusses her Decatur-based gelato shop being named best ice cream in Georgia on the Food & Wine Magazine’s 2021 “The Best Ice Cream in Every State” list.
Meridith Ford, the owner of Cremalosa, discusses her Decatur-based gelato shop being named best ice cream in Georgia on the Food & Wine Magazine’s 2021 “The Best Ice Cream in Every State” list.
Credit Heidi Harris

July is National Ice Cream Month, and it’s particularly special for a Decatur-based gelateria.

“Every month is ice cream month for me,” said Meridith Ford, the owner of Cremalosa on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Ford, who opened her gelato shop just weeks before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, talked with show host Rose Scott about her love for Italian-style ice cream and quickly pivoting her business model to meet customer’s needs amid the ongoing health crisis.

The veteran pastry chef also shared hard-learned business lessons, as well as her thoughts about her new eatery being named the best ice cream in Georgia on the Food & Wine Magazine’s 2021 “The Best Ice Cream in Every State” list.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.