Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the big deal, aren’t these just tortillas?
These are locally made with simple ingredients. We deliver them fresh to the grocery store which means you can get them within a day of being baked. It is the equivalent of comparing bread from a bakery to mass produced bread. We think they taste way better than the competition, but you should try them for yourselves.
How long do they last?
We aim for a minimum 10 day shelf life at room temperature. All tortillas will last much longer in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze them?
We do not generally recommend freezing them.
How should I reheat them?
We recommend warming them in a medium-hot skillet (no oil) for 15 seconds on each side or until pliable.
You can also reheat them in a microwave in a pinch by placing 3-4 tortillas at a time on a microwave safe plate and coving them with a slightly damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds, then serve.
If you need to heat a large quantity at the same time, you can wrap them in foil and heat in the oven at 300 deg F for 10-15 min
Are these gluten free?
Corn tortillas are naturally gluten free.
Flour tortillas contain gluten.
Aren’t corn tortillas brittle?
Corn starch crystallizes under 140 deg F, making cold corn tortillas brittle. Warm corn tortillas are pliable and strong. Just the same, people normally use two corn tortillas per taco.
What does “nixtamalized corn flour” mean?
Nixtamalization (Nix-tah-mall-iz-ay-shun) is the traditional process of cooking corn in an alkali solution. This allows the resulting corn flour to be made into a dough.
Why “CAZ” Tortilla Company?
The owners live in Cazenovia and started the company there, but chose Syracuse for the factory location due proximity to restaurants and groceries.
Can I buy from your factory? OR Do you ship?
We do not currently ship, but we are open to customers at our factory location. Using an honor system, you can pay with Cash or Venmo. Our website homepage will have the most current hours. Realize that these are approximate hours for tortilla sales. If the sign is out, we are open.