When the Rodelle family moved to Denver, Colorado, from the south of France in 1936, they quickly realized their new country lacked a high-quality pure vanilla extract for their recipes. So the family of avid bakers decided to produce their own premium vanilla extract and founded Rodelle Laboratories in 1936 to revolutionize the standard for gourmet flavors.
In today’s connected world, people want to know much more about the food they buy and consume than they have in the past. We appreciate and embrace their desire for information. Testament to our commitment to transparency are our direct relationships with vanilla farmers and streamlined supply chain.
Over the years, Rodelle has focused on projects that improve the overall standard of living in vanilla bean-growing regions such as Madagascar and Uganda. Dedicated to doing more than just creating better baking ingredients, Rodelle is devoted to changing lives. In 2015, we partnered with SAHANALA Madagascar, an employee-owned cooperative of more than 3,500 vanilla farmers that gives 100 percent of its profits back to each farmer-owner. This strong partnership establishes a catalog of vanilla products that are grown by a Rodelle Farming Partnership and then carefully extracted by Rodelle’s team of vanilla experts. Our vertically integrated supply chain improves vanilla farmers’ quality of life and helps build a middle class in Madagascar while allowing us to provide you with better products.
Rodelle Inc. was founded on a relentless commitment to high-quality specialty food products. Today, as a world leader in the production of authentic vanilla flavors, we use innovative technology and efficient bottling processes, handling all aspects of the manufacturing business in our wind-powered facility in Fort Collins, Colorado.
From our Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans to our Dutch-processed baking cocoa and our Herbes de Provence, quality comes first. We offer a complete line of superior baking ingredients, baking extracts, and gourmet spice blends that will take your culinary adventures from good to grand.
Rodelle recently celebrated our 80th anniversary, an achievement we’re quite proud of, and we look forward to providing home bakers and our customers with the finest ingredients on the market for years to come.