About Taste Republic

Taste Republic is on a mission to revolutionize gluten-free food.

It’s time for delicious, wholesome ingredients.
It’s time for thinking unconventionally.
It’s time to have your gluten-free pasta and eat it 'al dente' too.

What we stand for:
Clean ingredients, unconventional thinking, and making truly delicious, wholesome foods.

Join the movement and exercise your right to ENJOY eating gluten-free!

Our History

While touring Europe as a stage carpenter for dance companies, Taste Republic’s co-founder and Chief Formulator Peter Robertson fell in love with the food and culture of Italy. He began studying the traditional fresh pasta that was a staple of the Italian food he loved and ultimately, began making authentic fresh pasta on his own using the same care and technique he learned from experts there.

After his travels, Robertson moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and opened RP's Pasta Company in 1995. In 2008, Robertson created a first-of-its-kind, fresh, gluten free pasta for a friend who was diagnosed with Celiac disease. It was a huge hit. In fact, that pasta recipe changed the landscape of the entire gluten free pasta world - so much so that Robertson decided to dedicate an entire brand to his gluten free line. He called it Taste Republic and built it on the belief that eating gluten free should offer the same rich food experience he had while abroad.

What We Believe

  • We are responsible for creating a global culture shift to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy through our B Corporation Certification

  • Good food is integral to living a great life

  • Everyone deserves good food, regardless of allergies or lifestyle

  • Good food starts with clean, quality ingredients


Taste Republic
 and RPs Pasta are both owned by Tribe 9 Foods, a specialty food company based in Madison, WI. Tribe 9 Foods is dedicated to creating delicious, nourishing, and functional food to improve the lives of others. Please visit Tribe 9 Foods for more information.