Our gelato is the result of the work of many people who deeply care for the land and its products, the environment and animals.
Cultivation methods that respect the territory, products obtained from an activity that is as non-invasive as possible and traditional processing techniques that enhance the peculiarities of the raw material are among the characteristics of the producers with whom we partner with.
We meet, we discuss projects, we share visions: in our gelato, there's all our hearts.
Tamana Farm, Kumamoto
Jersey grass-fed milk from "Tamana Farm" in Kumamoto, one of the few farms in Japan where cows can graze freely outside.
Muscovado brown sugar
Satsunan Islands, Kagoshima
This pure muscovado brown sugar is produced by slowly boiling hand-harvested sugarcane grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers using traditional methods.
Muscovado sugar is rich in polyphenols and minerals and its aroma is rich and elegant.
We roast hazelnuts and pistachios in our atelier, to make a completely artisanal paste to be used in various preparations.
Roasting further enhances the aroma of hazelnuts and pistachios; for a high quality roast, the temperature and roasting time are also adjusted based on the season and the relative degree of humidity in the air.
Nishida Orchard, Kumamoto
This farm combines aspects of biodynamic agriculture with the observation of a particular cultivation system called "Tsukiyomi" (literally "reading the Moon"), which consists of a series of mowing, pruning and harvesting methods calculated according to the lunar phases.
The ripe fruit is harvested when the moisture and nutrients from the tree are believed to be most concentrated due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Earth.
No pesticides or fertilizers are used, and the fruit obtained with this method is sweet and juicy. In the Nishida Orchard you can also find white peaches in early summer, persimmons in autumn and kiwis and citrus fruits in winter.
Daishin Farm, Kumamoto
Strawberries, delicate and difficult to grow, are grown here without pesticides and fertilizers, including animal ones, and the varieties produced here are characterized by a good balance between sweetness and acidity. Japanese honey bees, whose population has unfortunately been decreasing in recent years, are also bred here to pollinate the strawberry flowers.
Kitakami Farm, Aomori
Located 200 meters above sea level, this farm which does not use pesticides and fertilizers produces apples with a particular sweetness, thanks also to the temperature range of the place. The fruit trees are around 30 years old and the care method is adapted to the individual tree so as to enhance its characteristics and obtain unique fruit.
Pooh's Hill Farm, Oita
Only earth, water and sun nourish the grapes of this farm,which are grown without pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides, in a beautiful area right in front of Mount Yufu, in Ajimu in the province of Oita. Numerous varieties of grapes are grown, including Himrod, Pione and Shine Muscat: sweet, full-bodied varieties and, in a country with a high level of humidity like Japan, particularly valuable.
Mitrea Farm, Iriomote
Iriomote Island is located 400 km southwest of Okinawa Island, the largest in the Ryukyu archipelago, and the climate is subtropical.
The acidic clay soil with the characteristic red color of the island is considered the best for growing pineapple: among the many local companies, Mitrea Farm is the only one to grow pineapple of the "Peach Pineapple" variety and mango without using of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides. The "Peach Pineapple" is a very rare variety, in fact it consists of only 1% of the world's pineapple cultivation.
Japanese pear from Arao, Kumamoto
In the area around Kumamoto, many pears are grown without the use of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides.
In winter, pointed oak leaves (a species widespread in Asia) are spread in the orchard to recreate the same type of forest floor;
after twenty years of this practice, the soil has become rich in minerals and the fruit grown here has a particularly intense flavor.