OVerwhelming requests have made it possible to deliver nationwide
In June 1998, LeTAO opened in the city of Otaru. Since then, we have pursued the production of delicious sweets. Among them, our main products are Double Fromage and Chocolat Double.
Double Fromage is a cheesecake that has been very popular since we opened. At first, it was just one of many cakes that we sold in the store, but it became more and more popular. Requests from customers outside Hokkaido for home delivery increased day by day, so we decided to develop technology to freeze Double Fromage.
At that time, it was commonly thought that once a cake was frozen it would spoil after thawing. We reviewed the recipe and developed a new freezing technology, and after three years, we were finally able to deliver our frozen cheesecakes. This was tremendously popular among our customers, and kept its great taste even after thawing.
The two-layered Double Fromage, made of baked cheesecake with a rich cheese flavor and unbaked cheesecake that is light and milky, is now delivered nationwide in Japan.
high quality ingredients
How could our cakes be even more tasty? How could we continue to please our customers? We keep asking ourselves such questions and review each product every day. Not only do we use high quality ingredients from Hokkaido, but we also use carefully selected ingredients from all over the world. Since patissiers pursue new skills, we are always looking for a new way to show our appreciation to our customers for their continuous support.
Our standard products that remain popular are no exception. Double Fromage is a cheesecake that represents LeTAO, and we focused on its ingredients and manufacturing process of using fresh cream, wheat, and eggs from Hokkaido. Our mascarpone is carefully sourced from the Lombardy region in North Italy by Ambrosi. We repeated trials over and over, improved our skills, and enhanced the melting taste and the milky taste even more.
Thanks to the people of Otaru and tourists who visited Otaru, LeTAO is now 18 years old. Perhaps, our initial desire to “build an unconventional culture of western confectionary suitable in a city of Otaru” was achieved.
However, we have and will continue to pursue “tasty sweets that are better than what is available today.” We will continue to pursue exceptional tastes from nostalgic sweets with modern ideas. Every member of our staff will cherish “the heart to thrive filled with gratitude toward life and nature” attitude more than anything, and we vow to create and give pleasure to each and every customer.
Hoping that LeTAO will continue to be the Amiable Tower of Otaru.