welcome!

our values

what we're about: our vision

Charlies is an artisan producer of award-winning, small-batch gelato, sorbetto and fine food products.

Charlies' Home is a destination for visitors to the Matakana area and an institution for our locals, where you can all enjoy a treat, take a break from your busy lives, and relax…Take time to be happy!

care for our team

  • We strive to employ local. Much of our team is locally based, and we support many young people in their first time joining the work force.
  • Our remuneration package is over and above the minimum wage rate. We value our team, and work to keep them. We have employees as part of the team that have worked with Charlies for over 15 years, and also several families that work with us where we’ve seen generations scoop with us.
  • On-the-job and industry training. 

 

care for our customers

  • All-year-round trading, rain or shine, offering a consistent place to take a break and grab a treat
  • Constantly assessing flavours / ingredients to offer the best product we can
  • Developing Charlies Home to create a more enjoyable visiting experience
  • Offering wholesale supply to nearby businesses, including collaborative products where requested

 

care for our community

  • Sports club / school sponsorship / local charities: upwards of $15,000 annually
  • In-house notice boards for small businesses
  • Local artisan produce given priority space in our Wholefoods Pantry
  • Supporting other local businesses, using local tradespeople and suppliers with priority

 

care for our environment

  • Invested in solar power to reduce Charlies’ impact on the draw from the grid
  • Organically grown produce on site, no harmful pesticides used on the property
  • Permaculture flower business Slow Blooms ethos features on property
  • A member of refillnz.org.nz, encouraging the use of refillable water bottles
  • Constantly working on our supply chain to work with Planet Conscious businesses
  • Discount on KeepaCups to encourage reduction of SUCs (Single Use Cups)
  • Team trained to offer a cone, rather than a cup to promote Zero Waste
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Awesome local artists Exhibiting in our Gallery Space this weekend. ❣👩‍🎨👨‍...
Awesome local artists Exhibiting in our Gallery Space this weekend. ❣👩‍🎨👨‍🎨❣ Fri 17 - Sun 19th November 10am - 4pm #matakana #gelato #charliesgelato #charliesgelatogarden #charliesgelatonz #InLoveWithLocal #kowhaiartsandcraft #kowhaiartsandcraftwarkworth
Awesome local artists Exhibiting in our Gallery Space this weekend. ❣👩‍🎨👨‍🎨❣ Fri 17 - Sun 19th November 10am - 4pm #matakana #gelato #charliesgelato #charliesgelatogarden #charliesgelatonz #InLoveWithLocal #kowhaiartsandcraft #kowhaiartsandcraftwarkworth
A Matakana Must Do 😍 Charlies has been part of the local circuit for nearly ...
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A Matakana Must Do 😍 Charlies has been part of the local circuit for nearly 20 years, treating adults & kids alike to genuine Italian style gelato. With Andrew & Tania at the helm for the last 6 years, the product & brand have continued to improve from the awesome business Charlie & Heather started all those years ago. We ❤️ how many local folks we see again & again, and always welcome new suggestions on flavours to try. Supporting many of the local sports teams & schools, we enjoy seeing the winners present their vouchers with glee, & swap them out for a scoop 🍦 Charlies Wholefoods launches the Pantry Platters this month. We're gearing up for plenty of ice cream cakes ready for pre-Christmas, & the 🍕 Oven is heating up for December 1st. Keep up-to-date with our new flavours, events & improvements to our Slice of Heaven on Facebook & Instagram. #charliesgelatogarden #charliesgelatonz #gelato #matakana #charliesgelato #junctionmagazine #inlovewithlocal #localfriday #charlieswholefoods #icecreamcake
A Matakana Must Do 😍 Charlies has been part of the local circuit for nearly 20 years, treating adults & kids alike to genuine Italian style gelato. With Andrew & Tania at the helm for the last 6 years, the product & brand have continued to improve from the awesome business Charlie & Heather started all those years ago. We ❤️ how many local folks we see again & again, and always welcome new suggestions on flavours to try. Supporting many of the local sports teams & schools, we enjoy seeing the winners present their vouchers with glee, & swap them out for a scoop 🍦 Charlies Wholefoods launches the Pantry Platters this month. We're gearing up for plenty of ice cream cakes ready for pre-Christmas, & the 🍕 Oven is heating up for December 1st. Keep up-to-date with our new flavours, events & improvements to our Slice of Heaven on Facebook & Instagram. #charliesgelatogarden #charliesgelatonz #gelato #matakana #charliesgelato #junctionmagazine #inlovewithlocal #localfriday #charlieswholefoods #icecreamcake
It's getting round to that time of year again 🎅  We're taking bookings for p...
It's getting round to that time of year again 🎅 We're taking bookings for pre-Christmas Ice cream cakes, & booking collections 22/23/24th December. Get in early to guarantee your Spot 🍦🍰🎂❣️ #gelato #icecreamcake #charliesgelato #charlieswholefoods #charliesgelatonz #charliesgelatogarden #matakana #summerscoming
It's getting round to that time of year again 🎅 We're taking bookings for pre-Christmas Ice cream cakes, & booking collections 22/23/24th December. Get in early to guarantee your Spot 🍦🍰🎂❣️ #gelato #icecreamcake #charliesgelato #charlieswholefoods #charliesgelatonz #charliesgelatogarden #matakana #summerscoming
GUMBOOT FRIDAY  Grab a Charlies Gelato this Friday, and we’ll donate 10% to c...
GUMBOOT FRIDAY Grab a Charlies Gelato this Friday, and we’ll donate 10% to charity 😎🍦
GUMBOOT FRIDAY Grab a Charlies Gelato this Friday, and we’ll donate 10% to charity 😎🍦
We've been asked HEAPs recently if we have info for local accommodation provi...
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We've been asked HEAPs recently if we have info for local accommodation providers / AirB&B, so we're refreshed our Info cards. Feel free to drop in & grab some if you need to, or we can drop off locally 😍🍦☕🍕🎁🧺🌞😍 #matakana #charliesgelatonz #gelato #charliesgelato #charliesgelatogarden #charlieswholefoods #summerscoming
We've been asked HEAPs recently if we have info for local accommodation providers / AirB&B, so we're refreshed our Info cards. Feel free to drop in & grab some if you need to, or we can drop off locally 😍🍦☕🍕🎁🧺🌞😍 #matakana #charliesgelatonz #gelato #charliesgelato #charliesgelatogarden #charlieswholefoods #summerscoming
Open Labour Day 2023. Scooping from 10am til 5pm. No Surcharge! Bring on the ...
Open Labour Day 2023. Scooping from 10am til 5pm. No Surcharge! Bring on the Summer🌞😍
Open Labour Day 2023. Scooping from 10am til 5pm. No Surcharge! Bring on the Summer🌞😍
We're Hiring! We're looking for :  Super Scoopers. Casual shifts to cover bus...
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We're Hiring! We're looking for : Super Scoopers. Casual shifts to cover busy Summer season, & then ongoing year round over Weekends / Public Holidays / School Breaks. Casual Baker / Gelato Maker. 1-2 shifts a week, helping with in-house baking & gelato creation. Please contact Mike@charliesgelato.co.nz or DM.
We're Hiring! We're looking for : Super Scoopers. Casual shifts to cover busy Summer season, & then ongoing year round over Weekends / Public Holidays / School Breaks. Casual Baker / Gelato Maker. 1-2 shifts a week, helping with in-house baking & gelato creation. Please contact Mike@charliesgelato.co.nz or DM.
OCTOBER FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH  Our President of Global Production, Lynette, lo...
OCTOBER FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH Our President of Global Production, Lynette, loves Baileys. For October, she has created a deliciously smooth Baileys gelato with a touch of chocolate. Come in and try it, and tell us what you think! 🥃🍫 #charlies #charliesgelato #matakanacoast #gelato #baileys #chocolate #flavourofthemonth
OCTOBER FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH Our President of Global Production, Lynette, loves Baileys. For October, she has created a deliciously smooth Baileys gelato with a touch of chocolate. Come in and try it, and tell us what you think! 🥃🍫 #charlies #charliesgelato #matakanacoast #gelato #baileys #chocolate #flavourofthemonth
Are you ready for our next exclusive flavour of the month? Launching Tuesday,...
Are you ready for our next exclusive flavour of the month? Launching Tuesday, be ready 😎
Are you ready for our next exclusive flavour of the month? Launching Tuesday, be ready 😎
We're thrilled to be the one of the first spots to present Daily Organics new...
We're thrilled to be the one of the first spots to present Daily Organics new Premium range of old fashioned cloudy Botanical Soft Drinks. ❤️🖤💙 They're locally produced, crafted with the best organic ingredients, & most important of all... ...They're Delish 😋😋😋 Keep your eyes peeled for another upcoming 0% range ready for the Gelato & Pizza Garden too 👀 #charlieswholefoods #charliesgelatogarden #gelato #matakana #charliesgelatonz #charliesgelato #dailyorganicsnz
We're thrilled to be the one of the first spots to present Daily Organics new Premium range of old fashioned cloudy Botanical Soft Drinks. ❤️🖤💙 They're locally produced, crafted with the best organic ingredients, & most important of all... ...They're Delish 😋😋😋 Keep your eyes peeled for another upcoming 0% range ready for the Gelato & Pizza Garden too 👀 #charlieswholefoods #charliesgelatogarden #gelato #matakana #charliesgelatonz #charliesgelato #dailyorganicsnz
Daylight savings means Charlies opens its doors a little longer every day ove...
Daylight savings means Charlies opens its doors a little longer every day over summer ☀️ Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm Friday - Sunday 10am-6pm Keep your eye on our socials for when we extend again & our pizza garden opens up! 🍕
Daylight savings means Charlies opens its doors a little longer every day over summer ☀️ Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm Friday - Sunday 10am-6pm Keep your eye on our socials for when we extend again & our pizza garden opens up! 🍕
Have you tried our Flavour of the Month yet????  Panna Cotta with Raspberry C...
Have you tried our Flavour of the Month yet???? Panna Cotta with Raspberry Crumble 🍦 Delish-ioso 😋😋😋 #charliesgelato #charliesgelatogarden #matakana #gelato
Have you tried our Flavour of the Month yet???? Panna Cotta with Raspberry Crumble 🍦 Delish-ioso 😋😋😋 #charliesgelato #charliesgelatogarden #matakana #gelato
Goodness me... Gelato please!😋  & in cake form too, no less 🍨🎂 Available i...
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Goodness me... Gelato please!😋 & in cake form too, no less 🍨🎂 Available in 2 sizes, with your choice of 3 flavour layers, over a biscuit base with a fruit cream dressing. Yum-bo!!! 😍 #charliesgelatogarden #charliesgelatonz #icecreamcake #summerscoming Please contact to arrange orders: shop@charliesgelato.co.nz 3 days needed to prepare, flavours subject to availability.
Goodness me... Gelato please!😋 & in cake form too, no less 🍨🎂 Available in 2 sizes, with your choice of 3 flavour layers, over a biscuit base with a fruit cream dressing. Yum-bo!!! 😍 #charliesgelatogarden #charliesgelatonz #icecreamcake #summerscoming Please contact to arrange orders: shop@charliesgelato.co.nz 3 days needed to prepare, flavours subject to availability.
Charlie's is happy to support @refillnz, a volunteer based campaign promoting...
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Charlie's is happy to support @refillnz, a volunteer based campaign promoting the use of refillable drinks bottles. We've got fresh, filtered water on tap, all the time... Come refill your bottle 😀 #charliesgelato #refillNZ #refillution
Charlie's is happy to support @refillnz, a volunteer based campaign promoting the use of refillable drinks bottles. We've got fresh, filtered water on tap, all the time... Come refill your bottle 😀 #charliesgelato #refillNZ #refillution
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