Feeding people by producing nutritious food, with quality, flavor, and a fair price. Encouraging the development of our partners, employees, and society, with respect for the environment and social responsibility.
Showing what the country is made of, taking Brazilian tradition flavors with a lot of innovation to tables all over the globe, being a reference in quality and unique flavor.
The customer is the reason we do it.
Delighting the taste and hearts of our customers is the reason we exist.
Maricota is more than just a name: it is an affectionate nickname given to women who prepare delicious dishes bringing the whole family together at the table.
Dona Dirce, one of these women, and also a visionary, founded Maricota in 1991 in the city of Luz – MG, starting production with Bread Corn and Pães de Queijo. The recipes were a hit!
Under the careful supervision of the matriarch, Maricota has not stopped growing. The product portfolio was gradually increased, from typical Minas Gerais dishes to cookies, ready-to-eat dishes, snacks and pizzas.
Today, Maricota has more than 500 employees who make up this large family that, since its inception, has not stopped growing.
We work with great dedication to bring the homemade flavor of our recipes to the tables in Brazil and around the world.
Rua Coronel José Thomaz, 1409 – Downtown – Luz / MG
BELO HORIZONTE - MG
Rua Lourenço Volpine, 186 – Dom Silverio
Belo Horizonte – MG – CEP: 31985-230
SAO PAULO - BARUERI
Av. Andromeda, 885, Torre Oficce – Room 2722
Alphaville Empresarial, Barueri – SP – CEP: 06473-000
SAO PAULO - VILA MARIA
Rua Mayor Milton Improta, 625
Vila Maria – São Paulo / SP – CEP: 02119-021
The beginning of a dream:
Dona Dirce's determination and passion for cooking gave birth to Maricota.
The company started producing Cheese Bread and Corn Bread, in the city of Luz - MG.
Expansion to new states in Brazil.
This year, Maricota started to operate in several states, taking Minas Gerais cuisine beyond the borders of Minas Gerais.
The success of the products enabled the company's expansion, now Maricota produces cheap ready-to-eat products and sauces.
The Maricota Snack Line was developed, with many recipes from various countries, unique flavors and a special touch from Dona Dirce: Coxinha, Kibe, Cheese croquette, Cod fishe croquette, among others.
The Cheese Bread's "cousin-sister", Chipa won her space at Maricota. We are one of the first to produce the delicacy in Brazil.
In 2019, our Chipas and Cheese Breads begin to be exported to the US, gaining the North American months and consolidating us as one of the largest cheese bread producers in the world.
Maricota received the Halal Certificate, a document recognized by Islamic countries that authorizes the export of products.
The brand started exporting to the Middle East
Maricota received the Halal certificate, a document recognized by Islamic countries that authorizes the export of products.
This year, we launched our pre-baked and stuffed cheese buns. Another delicious recipe by the hands of Dona Dirce.
Launch of Pop Cheese
Practical and delicious novelty: we developed a line of mini cheese breads, also known as Pop Cheese, with the most diverse and flavorful cheeses.
With a new selection of refined ingredients, we've added to the already admired flavor of Maricota recipes. Among them Gouda cheese, Grana Padano and Parmesan.
In addition, we also promoted another novelty: Popkids, a lactose-restricted recipe for children.
Attentive to the needs of our customers, Maricota launched new products that meet those with dietary restrictions. There are options without lactose, gluten and trans fat.
Pre-baked cheese bread and Pop Cheese: flavor and practicality that define Maricota. We develop products that are quick and easy to prepare: less time in the kitchen and more time at the table.
Bringing the darling of barbecues, not only from Minas Gerais, but from all over Brazil, Maricota created its own recipe for Garlic Bread, in traditional options with cheese and spicy.
We have expanded our products once again, this time with the introduction of the breaded line: there are several pie options with Maricota flavor and quality.
To be continued!
Luz - MG