About Mitla Tortilleria
Mitla Tortilleria (pronounced meet-lah tortilla-ria) is a wholesale tortilla company in Charleston, SC. We make Corn and Flour-Based Tortillas using organic & non-GMO ingredients with no preservatives. All tortillas are vegan and corn is gluten free. Our tortillas are also Dairy Free, Soy Free, Artificial Flavor Free & Nut Free. Find Mitla tortillas in the refrigerated section at stores (Charleston, Columbia, Savannah), at farmers markets in the Lowcountry and on menus at local restaurants.
The company name was inspired by a ruin outside of Oaxaca called Mitla, the second most important archeological site in Mexico. The ruin's walls are adorned with intricate geometric patterns, which was incorporated into our logo.
About The Owners
Grace and Cliff Newland always dreamed of creating their own food product, but they had no their 2013 anniversary trip to Mexico would inspire Mitla Tortilleria. While in a local’s home in Chiapas, Grace experienced the first corn tortilla she ever liked—it had a strong corn flavor and was very pliable. These tortillas were made using an ancient cooking process called nixtamalization where dry corn is cooked in lime and ground into fresh masa. While in Oaxaca, the Newlands also enjoyed fresh flour tortillas that were thin, crispy and unlike anything they’d had before. They returned home to Charleston, SC to their jobs in wholesale food production (Cliff) and public relations/marketing (Grace) with fond memories of authentic tortillas.
Fast forward to March 2015—Grace left the PR world and founded Mitla Tortilleria, a wholesale tortilla company combining traditional cooking methods and simple, organic ingredients. She established a loyal following at Lowcountry farmers markets then opened wholesale shop in West Ashley and began selling to restaurants, food trucks, caterers, stores and others! In April 2017, Mitla received Organic Certification from Clemson University for its Corn, Flour and Whole Wheat Tortillas (flavors coming soon!). A graduate of Johnson & Wales, Cliff came on full-time in May 2017 and brings more than 20 years of F&B experience to the family business. The Newlands plan to expand to more stores regionally in coming months.