i’m ashamed to acknowledge that in the place of having a digestive with my morning cup tea, i enjoy munch on posh chocolate. It is really not a great deal good for dipping (the melt factor!) but there in fact is absolutely nothing more indulgent when compared to a 10am amount of chocolatey goodness.
My current favourite posh choc is done by Cecilia Tessieri who obviously loves chocolate as much as me. the woman dream would be to make Italian chocolate the most exquisite chocolate feasible. After having a range apprenticeships between France, Belgium and Germany and achieving constantly possessed a aspire to find the world’s most useful cocoa beans plus constant look for excellence has resulted in her being truly the only girl in the world to carry the recognized name of Maitre Chocolatier, and creating the six-time winner associated with Academy of Chocolate’s Golden Bean award.
Amedei began in a tiny workshop with only one employee, making pralines, Cecilia recalls how the chocolate was purchased elsewhere, and during this time period she ended up being driven to find the greatest cocoa bean into the world’s most remote corners, a cocoa bean that’s rare, valuable and aromatic so that you can free these emotions in valuable chocolate creations. As a result Amedei chocolate isn’t just delicious, it is pure so when healthy as chocolate is, because Cecilia has been able to eradicate the usage of soy lecithin and conservatives.
Cecilia creates every recipe after having selected the perfect beans, readjusting the recipes such as a champagne manufacturer or perfumer. The exceptional character and dedication of Cecilia talks through her creations. Taking her Porcelana bar for instance, this restricted version 70per cent is manufactured out of beans from the small planation in Venezuela. To fully capture the bean’s unique aromas, she flies them to Tuscany arriving white (for this reason the name meaning porcelain) and there’s only a quick screen of time to roast them and achieve the flavours Cecilia calls for.
Amedei Tuscany has become a staple on chocolate menus developed by top chefs (including Michel Roux Jr.) and Cecilia is continually looking for new components to include in her products, such as Tuscan coconut oil (as utilized in the woman brand new chocolate spread) which I can vouch is utterly delicious.
In a male-dominated business, Cecilia had added the feminine touch in to the chocolate, which, beyond the flavor, is just why We choose Amedei Tuscany chocolate.
Amedei chocolate pubs, pralines, as well as the gorgeous prendi me’ (literally ‘take me’) sharing bars are all available online and also at Fortnum & Mason, Liberty’s, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.