Our Story

And So It Began

It was 2,174 miles. That's how far Kristin Carman trekked after deciding she wanted to do something different—something more in touch with people—after years in the corporate world. So she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, using the time outdoors to get back to basics, appreciate nature, and gain a new perspective.

Only after she completed the journey did she learn of her gluten intolerance. And so began her next journey, developing a gluten-free pizza dough so she could continue to enjoy her favorite food. Following years of kitchen testing—maybe not 2,174 variations, but it sure seemed like that many—Kristin finally had a worthy dough: thin, flavorful, and crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.

And so began Etalia Foods. Today, Etalia offers Kristin's Pizza Dough along with Rustic Boules and Ciabatta Rolls—all made with a signature dough recipe using natural and organic ingredients.