Fourth & Heart was started by Raquel Tavares, devout Ashtanga Yogini, snowboarder, and lover of all things food, who was born in Brazil and later migrated at age six to Northern California with her mother and brother in the early 80’s. Ghee is a superfood alternative to your other everyday butter, butter alternatives, and cooking oils. Made by simply cooking and filtering butter it becomes a lactose free, shelf stable butter oil. Fourth & Heart is an ode to the Heart Chakra, the intersection where most of us get stuck. Fourth & Heart’s butter comes from the green mountains of New Zealand. It’s packed with naturally occurring fatty acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which can improve gut health and biochemistry. It’s also great for cooking: When oil smokes, it becomes a trans fatty acid. Ghee has a smoke point of 485 degrees, so you can cook your heart out without worry.