Award-winning Italian Gelato & Sorbets Handcrafted in the Heart of Swanage
Our family have been making Italian gelato and sorbets for four generations and it all started when our great-grandfather, Alfonso, arrived here in Swanage in the early 1920s. Having moved from the Italian municipality of Casalattico in Lazio, Alfonso opened the first Forte’s Ice Creamery on Swanage seafront in 1926.
Nearly 100 years later, thanks to four generations of hard work and dedication, our family business continues to thrive. We pride ourselves in the authenticity of our gelato and sorbets, striving to create something truly unique, exclusively available from our gelateria in Swanage.