Karabella Dairy, a social enterprise that proudly uses 100% carabao’s milk and natural ingredients in its products, launches a new line of its artisanal gelato in partnership with Destileria Limtuaco & Co., the oldest extant distillery in the country.
The new flavors introduced were Amadeo (coffee liquor gelato), Very Old Captain (artisan crafted dark rum), Intramuros (liqueur de cacao gelato), Paradise (mango rum liqueur gelato), and Manille (liqueur de calamansi gelato).
“These were very own brands by Filipino craft spirits, and we try to limit our suppliers and work with local farmers and cooperatives. The use of 100% carabao’s milk was a factor in the decision since we don’t like to compromise on quality and we want a 100% natural product,” stated Alfred Ng, Karabella Dairy’s president and chief financial officer.
Olivia Limpe-Aw, CEO of Destileria Limtuaco & Co., on the other hand, said Karabella and their company share the same goal of promoting quality local products.
Karabella Dairy sources its fresh carabao’s milk from the General Trias Dairy Raisers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GTDRMPC), a cooperative assisted by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (DA-PCC at UPLB).
GTDRMPC chairperson Samuel Potante said that Karabella Dairy weekly picks up about 200 liters of fresh carabao’s milk from them.
“Sana magtuluy-tuloy ang partnership namin with Karabella kasi napakalaking-tulong nito sa mga farmers, lalo na ngayong wala pang milk feeding program sa aming lugar,” Potante hopefully said.