In a rather dry region, the small cocoa village of Las Trincheras lies in a steep valley, on the hillside this superb cocoa grows under shade trees. With tropical conditions and plenty of warm rain, the valley's own microclimate is ideal for this fine cocoa. After harvesting, the beans are brought by donkeys to the central drying area and dried in the sun. Features
Tasting notes: ripe banana, mild, earthy notes and tropical wood, a wisp of vanilla.
Cacao Percentage: 74%
Swiss chocolate from cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, without lecithin.
Store cool and dry.
We can't imagine premium single origin chocolate without chocolate made from Criollo beans. But after all the talk over the years about gradual Criollo beans extinctions there is one place they are still striving - Souther Venezuela. That's where Swiss chocolate makerIdilio Originsdecided to focus on. MDs Pascal Wirth and Niklaus Blumer, CEO of Idilio Origins, concentrated their search of the perfect cocoa beans specifically in this area which is famous for its concentration of rare varieties. And, believe us, they know a thing or two about how to make premium Swiss chocolate.