4th & Heart Story
Fourth & Heart is an artisanal food brand based in Los Angeles, CA, set on a mission to modernize ancient pantry food staples starting with a line of grass-fed flavored pure spreadable butters known as "ghee".
Fourth & Heart is an ode to the Heart Chakra. It’s the intersection where most of us get stuck. We think through everything and we rarely feel our way through it. Our intellect gets in the way. I find the most lasting decisions are heart choices and not hard choices.
Fourth & Heart hopes to inspire others through the passion we put into our product and to inspire “heart” decisions, not hard decisions.
We move forward with bold intention, and with your hearts and our hearts in mind. We want what we put into our product to move you, motivate you, inspire you.
Raquel, devout Ashtanga Yogini, snowboarder, lover of all things food was born in Brazil and later migrated at age six to Northern California with her mother and brother in the early 80’s. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family and is mother to two young boys. She is the principal creator of Tava Organics, LTD, parent company of Fourth & Heart. She prides herself on the ability to tackle family, work, self and play – she wants to milk each minute of each day.
Lilly is a self-professed Excel nerd, hula hooper, and craft beer aficionado. Her passion for simple, delicious, wholesome foods originated after she graduated from UCLA and was finally forced to cook for herself. As a lifelong Californian, she loves nothing better than biking to the beach in the summertime with her high school sweetheart, now husband. She is the co-founder of 4th & Heart and believes in learning something new every day.
Now, Fancy is Easy with 4th & Heart Grassfed Ghee.
Turn your parsnips into White Truffle Parsnips, your plain oatmeal into Madagascar Vanilla Bean Oatmeal, and your morning Paleo or Sourdough Toast into a comfort food with our Himalayan Salted ghee. Need I say more? Ghee Garlic Sauteed Green Beans, White Truffle Mac & Cheese?!
And there’s more! According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts (AY-OOR-VE-DIC), ghee has Pranic powers and heals the body from the inside out. Prana is another word for energy and who wouldn’t want more Prana? Ghee is also rich in Butyric Acid which helps your gut digest foods, so it’s gut friendly for those with gut ailments such as gout, Crohn’s and other autoimmune diseases that follow the FODMAP diet, which doesn’t allow for processed oils of any kind. Ghee also helps your body assimilate other nutrients when eaten in conjunction with ghee. In Ayurveda, herbs are often mixed with ghee to be more easily absorbed by the body. Ghee liquefied to a syrup with honey and turmeric, salt and pepper is healing for sore throats, upset tummies and can even be applied topically to heal burns.
Honestly, it’s coconut oil with a buttery taste and since it’s dairy free and lactose free all can enjoy it.
Whether you’re simply a foodie enthusiast, home chef, bachelor that’s lost in the kitchen or following a hot new diet (Whole 30, Paleo, Macrobiotic) ghee is for you – GHEE is for everyone.