ÄIO to host one of the first novel foods tastings in Europe at Latitude59

Estonia’s culinary scene is undergoing a quiet revolution, and it all started at Latitude59. On May 23rd, ÄIO had the privilege of participating in the country’s first-ever public novel food tasting event. As a pioneer in brewing fats, ÄIO showcased its innovative approach to sustainable food production. Let’s dive into the experience and explore the future of novel foods.

The ÄIO Experience

At Latitude59, ÄIO set up a booth that buzzed with excitement. Visitors were greeted by a fascinating mini setup of our processes to brew fats and oils. Our team was on hand to explain the science behind our process and the impact it could have on the food industry. We were quite excited to showcase it all on Korean TV.

Brewing Fats: A Sustainable Alternative

ÄIO’s core mission is to create sustainable fats and oils using precision fermentation. We take side streams from other industries, such as sawdust, and transform them into high-quality fats. These fats can replace palm oil, coconut oil, and animal fats in various food products. The best part? No deforestation, no harm to animals, and no compromise on taste.

The Regulatory Landscape

Navigating the regulatory landscape for novel foods is no easy task. ÄIO is committed to working closely with Estonian authorities to ensure our products meet safety and quality standards. We believe that transparency and collaboration are key to building trust with consumers and regulators alike.


Latitude59 was more than a tasting event; it was a glimpse into the future. ÄIO’s novel foods are not just about sustainability; they’re about flavor, texture, and innovation. As we continue to brew the future, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Note: ÄIO’s booth at Latitude59 was a collaboration with Gelatex, another novel food startup and Accelerate Estonia. Together, we’re shaping the future of food.

Feel free to explore the fascinating world of novel foods, and let your taste buds embark on a flavorful journey.

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