Gelato Messina Is Loading Up Its Hot Tubs With A Burnt Basque Cheesecake Special

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We love cheesecake and we love Messina.

The Basque people know how to cook. The northern region of Spain and the south-west region of France has something like 40 Michelin-starred restaurants making it one of the finest dining areas in the world and this quality is evident across the region and its products, which brings us to the Basque cheesecake.

Baked at high temperatures for a short period of time, the Basque cheesecake features a caramelized exterior that serves as a natural crust, unlike its American counterpart with its cookie-style exterior. We think it’s perfection but then Messina comes along and decides that the Basque cheesecake should get a little something extra to go along with it, and we have no complaints at all.

If you were in Sydney when Firedoor had their Fireshop, you’d know exactly the no-complaints we’re talking about because thanks to its popularity, it’s making a comeback. And not just in Sydney, but at every Gelato Messina store as part of their Hot Tub series.

So, what is Messina’s Basque cheesecake all about?

It’s pretty simple. A one-litre tub is filled most of the way to the top with Messina’s Basque cheesecake gelato before it is then topped with a big slice of toasted Basque cheesecake!

To order the Messina Hot Tubs, visit the Messina website on Monday 27 September because that’s when the link to these tubs of deliciousness goes active.


Then all you need to do is select a Messina store, select a date between 1-3 October, and then stroll in on your day to pick up your one-litre tub of joy.

The release schedule is as follows:


Group 1 (10am)

  • Circular Quay (not available for pick up on Sat 25th Sept)
  • Surry Hills
  • Bondi
  • Randwick
  • Miranda

Group 2 (10.30am)

  • Brighton Le Sands
  • Tramsheds
  • Parramatta
  • Darlinghurst

Group 3 (11am)

  • Darling Square
  • Newtown
  • Roseberry
  • Penrith

VIC (9.30am)

  • Brunswick East
  • Fitzroy
  • Richmond
  • Windsor

ACT and QLD (9am)

  • Braddon
  • Kingston
  • Fortitude Valley
  • South Bris

How much? Your Messina Hot Tubs will set you back $35. Well. Worth. It.

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