Listing of Artisan chocolatiers in San Francisco

Extract from article:

Only in San Francisco, with its rich and lucious history of food, can one find four of the nation’s 11 major chocolate manufacturers and a disproportionate number of unique boutique chocolatiers.The Bay Area is home to some of the greatest chocolate factories in world including: The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, See’s Candies , Scharffen Berger Chocolate (recently acquired by the Hershey Company) and Tcho

Keith

Artisan at work: Rogue Chocolatier

Rogue Chocolatier

One man bean-to-bar chocolate making in Minneapolis


At a mere 24-years-old, Colin Gasko is fervently bringing the fine art of bean-to-bar chocolate making to the Midwest. Over the past few years, the Minneapolis-based Rogue Chocolatier has experimented with techniques….

Gasko sources his own cocoa and oversees the entire three-day-long production process…..

Gasko offers four different flavors of chocolate created from beans around the world, as well as the occasional limited edition…..

Read on Cool Hunting

Nothing to add to this, that would be amazing chocolate.

Keith

6 Artisan producers featured in Food and Wine mag, USA


Via the True Blue Ridge blog came this feature from the September Food and Wine magazine in the USA. It features the following 6 small scale producers

Some great stories (and great websites too). The photo is from the North Caroline Organic Bread blog.

keith

 

Chocolat Factory, Spain



For small food producers to survive some decide to go really upmarket and this appears to be a good example of that.

This Spanish chocolatier Chocolat Factory commissed a French design firm to come up with a number of ideas – two of which you can see above. A series of chocolate domes leading to a cocoa bean and a pie chart in chocolate!

The collaboration was featured by FastCompany in the US.

keith