Official Chocolate Partner
Valrhona: Let’s imagine the best of chocolate
Valrhona’s story began in 1922 with passion, commitment and excellence as its guiding lights, allowing us to imagine the best of chocolate every day alongside our partners and customers.
Imagining the best in cocoa selection and cultivation
Our sourcers scour the Tropics, from South America to Oceania, to cultivate cocoa alongside our partner planters. We currently work in over 30 terroirs in 18 countries.
This collaboration enables us to constantly enrich our understanding of cocoa and so improve the way it is grown, fermented and dried. Our relationship with planters is characterized by a shared desire to plan for the future together. Since the early 1990s, we’ve gone a step further, first by founding our own plantation in Venezuela in 1992, later followed by a plantation in the Dominican Republic in 2013.
Imagining the best in chocolate production and by enlarging the aromatic palette
More than 200 sampling experts, split into four in-house tasting panels, ensure that we uphold the highest standards of technical skill and flavor. Since the very beginning, we have developed a unique mastery of our material, with one ambition in mind: to put flavor at the center of all our innovations.
We source and blend the best cocoas to create unique product ranges and innovations that support our customers’ creativity.
Imagining the best in the transmission of flavor and expertise
Every year, our four Écoles Valrhona and our 30 pastry chefs support over 15,000 professionals across the world. For over 20 years, we have supported our customers as they develop their expertise and curiosity, be they professionals or gourmets. This longstanding transmission and exchange continues to enrich our shared expertise.
Read about the winner of the Asia's Best Pastry Chef Award 2020, sponsored by Valrhona: Natsuko Shoji