MaizArte was founded with the mission to restore the integrity of our once beloved corn and its delicious by-product: the tortilla.
By providing the highest quality ingredients right from our motherland in Mexico, we stand to honor our ancestral roots — the wisdom it holds — and, most importantly, to proudly uphold the Mexican tortilla, and its many forms, by showcasing its dynamic flavors at its richest.
MaizArte (pronounced mah-ease + are-tay) stems from the combination of the Spanish words Maiz (meaning “corn”) and Arte (meaning “art”).
Here we believe that by giving the crop, with its many shapes and rich colors, the rightful name its beauty demands — not to mention the extensive, meticulous labor that goes into bringing this heirloom corn and masa to the consumer market — we inherently honor not just our predecessors, but, above all, our community, our families, and our people.
With that value in mind, we celebrate our capacity to produce the highest quality masa on the market, all while ensuring that those involved in every step of the crafting process are rightfully attributed for our fruition and never forgotten.
We have been proudly collaborating with Mexican, farming communities based in CDMX & Oaxaca, assuming the responsibility of distributing their unparalleled types of non-GMO heirloom corn and masa to restaurants and businesses.
In 2019, Maizarte set out on a journey to study, research, and experiment with field experts to reach mastery in the nixtamalization process (the process that is fundamental throughout the craftsmanship of a truly delicious tortilla), and that is how we have come to share the perfect tortilla.