MS 3: Valrhona

Sarah Tibbetts Valrhona.jpgLaunching July 14, 2017. Please join us in tasting the Manjari 64% bar.

Valrhona was founded in 1922 by Albéric Guironnet in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France, and is now based in Brooklyn, USA. The company is dedicated to enhancing the flavors of rare cocoa beans, highlighting the land where the cocoa beans come from, and offers artisan tasting bars and baking products. It also operates its own pastry and chocolate school, L’École Valrhona—for which our guest, chef Sarah Tibbetts, serves as the North American Pastry Chef—and cocoa plantations in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Hear from chef Sarah about the history of Valrhona, how they let the flavor of the beans determine the end products, and the difference between tasting and eating chocolate.

For more information on Valrhona, head to their website (, and use code “slowmelt” for a 15% discount on all products from now through October 15, 2017.

Beginning June 6, you can also purchase a bar bundle featuring all nine bars for the entire Makers Series at Chocolopolis (use code SLOWMELT for a 15% discount).

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