you know the Italian dairy tradition? Behold, in ortia we renew it.
Few Ingredients, All Vegetables
We chose chickpeas because they are part of the Italian tradition. They have always been used as a substitute for meat in the poor, Mediterranean diet: we wanted to pay homage to our roots in this way.
Nuts are important: cashews are a source of good fatty acids for cardiovascular health, are antioxidants and rich in minerals and vitamin E. Oh, did we mention that they also give an incredible creaminess to our creations?
A drizzle of coconut oil is ideal to make our dairy creations even more mouthwatering! After much trial and error, we chose coconut oil because it goes so well with the chickpea base and also helps keep cholesterol levels in the normal range.
True to our 100% plant-based concept, we use only rennet obtained from non-animal sources. Our touch for a unique taste inspired by the great Italian dairy tradition. Because an alternative to cheese is possible and it’s good!
How different is the production of ortia creations from that of a traditional cheese?
Very little in fact.
We heat our raw materials by bringing them to the right temperature.
We add ferments and rennet, take care of the whole thing, and then let the magic happen: in a way very similar to traditional dairy processes we get a curd, but in this case only from plant raw materials.
The achievement so far is only the basis of our Cremosi. At this stage we add the flavors that characterize our plant creations.
At this point the Creamies are almost ready. That leaves dosing in the trays, and sealing that ensure a fresh product.