Amedei CHUAO 70% Bar

Venezuela is renowned for cacao, and the plantation village of Chuao is where Venezuela’s finest beans have been grown for more than 400 yrs. Tucked in a secluded valley reachable solely by boat, Chuao’s isolated criollo trees remain genetically pure. These rare beans are cultivated and fermented using techniques passed down through generations. Amedei then ages the cacao for 20 days to develop the flavors fully.

Ingredients: cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla

Gluten-Free; Nut-Free; Dairy-Free; Soy-Free; Vegan

Cecilia Tessieri, the first female Master Chocolatier, founded Amedei along with her brother, Alessio, in 1990. Their initial focus was on the creation of bonbons using couverture until a trip to France changed their direction. When Valrhona declined to sell to the Italians fearing the national palate wasn’t sufficiently sophisticated, the Tessieris vowed to learn to source and produce their own chocolate. By 1997 they were ready to give the French a run for their money.

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