Valrhona is a French premium chocolate manufacturer based in the small
Tain-l'Hermitage in Hermitage, a wine-growing district near
Lyon. It is now a subsidiary of Savencia Fromage & Dairy.
The company was founded in 1922 by a French pastry chef, Albéric
Guironnet, from the Rhône valley and has five subsidiaries and 60
local distributors across the globe. It is one of the leading
producers of gastronomic chocolate in the world. The company also
maintains the École du Grand Chocolat, a school for professional
chefs with a focus on chocolate-based dishes and pastries. In 2015
Valrhona opened the École
Valrhona Brooklyn, a pastry school in
Valrhona sponsors the Ecole du Grand Chocolat cooking school.
Valrhona focuses mainly on high-grade luxury chocolate marketed for
commercial use by chefs as well as for private consumption. The
product line includes chocolate confectionery, plain and flavored
chocolate bars and bulk chocolate in bars or pellets. Valrhona
produces vintage chocolate made from beans of a single year's harvest
from a specific plantation, primarily the Grand Crus which is grown
in South America,
Oceania and the Caribbean.
List of bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturers
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