OUR TRUE ESSENCE
A FAMILY LABORATORY
Essenza was born out of the field experience of an entire family that has its roots in Modena, in the heart of the Italian Food Valley.
Our business is founded on all the knowledge, experience and passion of co-founder Antonio Iazzetta, who has been a technician (and lover) of gelato for over 30 years.
Gian luca Iazzetta
Working alongside Antonio is his son Gian Luca, who was inspired to bring the world of gelato in line with the latest vegan and clean-label trends.
Toschi Vignola group
In 2020, all the experience and stability of the Toschi Vignola group in the field of processing natural products for the gelato and hospitality & catering industries also become part of Essenza.
THEN CAME ESSENZA...
Out of Antonio’s great experience and Gian Luca’s innovative vision, Essenza was born: a project with the aim of creating a neutral and bases for artisanal and industrial gelato and confectionery, composed entirely of plant-based products derived from natural fibres and proteins.
Since 2020, thanks to our partnership with the Toschi Vignola Group, we have benefited from the production capacity and experience of an established company.
Following the growing trend for natural products and clean labels, gelato made from Essenza bases are now free from additives and emulsifiers. This is due to the quantity of a few very high-quality raw materials, derived from the residue of other processes.
WITH ESSENZA, YOU CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE
What sets us apart in the market is the delivery of a truly green product that is 100% sustainable and offers important nutritional benefits.
The growing focus on health and raw materials has led people to pay much more attention to the ingredients in the food they consume. The old saying ‘less is more’ could not be more apt when it comes to ingredients.
In fact, the purity of our ingredients and our clean-label approach, combined with the simple preparation of our bases, offer gelato makers the ability to create products that truly make a difference. A gelato that is in step with the times, delicious and nutritious and responsive to consumer tastes.