Before founding Wildgood, artisan ice cream maker Sotiris Tsichlopoulos built one of the most well-loved ice cream brands in Greece.
As people lined up in Athens and across the Greek islands to enjoy his dairy-based ice cream, Sotiris imagined what ice cream could look like in a future where sustainable, plant-based foods were the norm. Driven to make his vision a reality, Sotiris began an eight-year quest to create a product that delivered the deliciousness of premium ice cream without the sacrifices.
Sotiris turned to his family’s ancient olive groves to unearth the ultimate replacement for dairy: extra virgin olive oil. The cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, extra virgin olive oil is one of the most versatile ingredients on the planet. Greeks have long seen olive oil as nature’s best way to add “good fat” to our diets. A sustainable crop (olive trees need very little water and can live for hundreds of years), Sotiris’ olive groves were the perfect starting point for an indulgent treat that fits seamlessly into a healthier way of life.