Clovis business is taking their food international

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Valley-based business P*DE*Q is going international. The company's cheese bread treats are going to be sold in Mexico. (KFSN)

Valley-based business P*DE*Q is going international. The company's cheese bread treats are going to be sold in Mexico.

Shredded cheese and tapioca starch are the key ingredients for the perfect Brazilian cheese balls. These cheesy treats made by P*DE*Q in Clovis are now being sold in Mexico.

"It feels amazing. It was a surprise for me that this came so fast and our plant was ready to execute," said Flavia Takahashi-Flores, P*DE*Q owner.

Takahashi-Flores still can't believe her gluten-free treats are now being consumed by a new audience across Mexico thanks to grocery chain Tiendas Soriana.

This past January, she met the buyers at a food show in the Bay Area.

"They liked that P*DE*Q had two other flavors besides the original. They liked the fact that we had the jalapeno and the chocolate, which is very popular flavors in Mexico."

Buyers quickly took orders for their chain, which consists of about 700 stores in Mexico.

The treats are created at Wawona's manufacturing plant in Clovis. The company sells their products at Costco in Northern California and the Midwest, as well as grocery store Raley's.

For P*DE*Q, the decision to focus on the wholesale side is paying off.

"It means we can just break the barriers of the United States and we have learned with the process how to export, and maybe we can become a world brand, why not," said Takahashi-Flores.

A product made in the USA and created right here in the Valley.

Last year P*DE*Q made half a million dollars in sales, but with the new growth and contract, they're hoping to become a million dollar company this year.
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