A Note From Jo
Hey my name is Joline. I created Pizza Jo back in 2016 after I thought: “we need pizza up here!” My family and I are originally from Germany and decided to come and live in this magical place called Ardelve which is based in the beautiful north west highlands of Scotland.
Back in 1999 my Mum (Manuela) and Stepdad (Thomas) bought a house looking out on the famous Eilean Donan Castle and the beautiful lochs, which join at the castle ( Loch Alsh, Loch Duich and Loch Long). After coming here for years on holidays , Mum and Thomas finally made the move in 2013 and came to live here permanently. Enchanted by the scenery and the people, they were only missing one thing, Homemade bread. So Mum made her dream come true and started Manuela's Wee Bakery. Accepted and recommended by the locals she turned out to be a great success, with lots of love and hard work, which you can definitely taste in her products. After the experience of living from country to country I thought let’s go to Scotland!! I only moved here in 2015 and didn’t really know what I wanted to do.
After a few years of bar manager jobs in local pubs, I came up with a great idea. I thought to myself : “ I’ve got the dough and the cheese,why not make pizza?! “So I started experimenting! After lots of different recipes and toppings I finally found the best way for me to make lovely pizzas. Using my neighbours as guinea pigs to start off with, I finally started Pizza Jo.
The bakery soon got too small for me and my Mum, so Thomas was so kind and showed off his joinery talents by building my special pizza hut. The quirky buildings complete the picture. Our fairy tale was born. Kind of like : “ Hanzel and Gretel meet Braveheart “
Well I would say experience this beautiful area and this magical place for yourself and come and enjoy a pizza with us. Looking forward to see you.
Love Joline x