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 Royal Montagne.
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 able to deliver frozen cheesecakes.
We were finally able to freeze Double Fromage, which was tremendously popular among our customers, and keep 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.
How could our cakes be even tastier? How could we 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. 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. "Because it is popular among customers nationwide, we hope to make it even better." As a result, our patissiers tried mascarpone from the Lombardy region in North Italy produced by the Ambrosi Company. The rich flavor and quality were just perfect and we decided to use it.
In order to make use of the high quality mascarpone, 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 the tourists who visited Otaru, LeTAO is now 20 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 today’s." 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" more than anything, and we vow to create and give pleasure to each and every customer.
We hope LeTAO will continue to be the Amiable Tower of Otaru.