Artisanal chocolatiers are all the rage right now and are worth seeking out. Small batch chocolate producers are sourcing premium cacao beans from exclusive designations all around the world. This chocolate tends to be more expensive and harder to procure then commercially produced chocolate, but the excellent quality makes it worth it.
The flavor is superior and can range from chocolatey, spicy, smoky, or fruity depending on the site specific origin that it comes from. These chocolates are great on their own or can be used to garnish a plate, made into a sauce, Pot de Crème, cake, or incorporated into any number of other desserts.
The trend of artisanal chocolate producers is on the rise everywhere and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Here is a hand picked selection of quality chocolate for your menu that will impress your guests:
- Ritual Chocolate, Denver, Colorado
- Mast Brothers Chocolate, Brooklyn, NY
- Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco, CA
- TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco, CA
- Dick Taylor Chocolate, Humboldt, CA