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Rivendale Farms launches retail ice cream brand 

To help summer start off right, Rivendale Farms has announced the retail launch of their first-ever line of premium ice cream pints at grocery locations across the Pittsburgh region. Inspired by Executive Chefs Daniele Brenci and Cory Helm, their eight farm-fresh flavors include hazelnut, pistachio, honey lavender, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter chocolate, and apricot chocolate.

Brenci harkened back to his childhood memories in Rome, Italy when concocting Rivendale Farms’ naturally delicious ice cream. He attended culinary school at the age of 14 in Rome and eventually traveled to London, Chicago, and Malibu to work at Michelin-star restaurants and as a private chef for celebrities. Though its his time at his grandmother's house, picking and toasting hazelnuts, that was the inspiration for Rivendale Farms’ hazelnut ice cream. “I get excited about working with meaningful ingredients,” Brenci says. “Hazelnut is the flavor that brings me back home, and so I worked to reproduce that in our ice cream.”

For almost a year, the Rivendale team meticulously tested flavors, choosing only the best ingredients, like 100 percent pistachio paste and Hazelnut imported from Italy.

“We are all about taking time to be thoughtful with our products,” says General Manager Christine Grady.
In addition to Giant Eagle Market District locations, Rivendale Farms’ hard-packed pints are available at 15 other independent retail locations, such as T-Bones in Wexford, Adesso Cafe in Sewickley, and Bryant Street Market in Highland Park.

 

Story by Jon Kunitsky // Photography by Noah Purdy // Styling by Quelcy Kogel