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VALRHONA is a French premium chocolate manufacturer based in the small town of Tain-l\'Hermitage in Hermitage , a wine-growing district near Lyon
Lyon
. It is now a subsidiary of Bongrain . 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
Valrhona
opened the École Valrhona
Valrhona
Brooklyn, a pastry school in Brooklyn .

Valrhona's products are generally used in high-end restaurants.

Valrhona's products are provided as pillow chocolates on cruise ships, as well as being used in cruise ship cuisine.

Valrhona
Valrhona
relies on long-term collaborative relationships with planters and chefs.

Valrhona
Valrhona
sponsors the Ecole du Grand Chocolat cooking school.

Valrhona
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
South America
, Oceania
Oceania
and the Caribbean
Caribbean
.

SEE ALSO

* List of bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturers
List of bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturers

REFERENCES

* ^ "Jean-Luc Grisot (Valrhona) décoré par Pierre Hermé". Le Monde Des Boulangers (in French). 30 December 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2015. * ^ Terrio, Susan Jane (2000). Crafting the Culture and History of French Chocolate. University of California Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-520-92394-2 . Retrieved 18 March 2013. * ^ " Valrhona
Valrhona
peaufine son process à l\'ancienne". L'usine Nouvelle (in French). February 9, 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2013. * ^ Rosenblum, Mort (2006-10-17). Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light. Macmillan. pp. 150–. ISBN 978-0-86547-730-8 . Retrieved 18 March 2013. * ^ "Valrhona\' s Expertise: from Cocoa Beans to Fine Chocolate Creations". Valrhona
Valrhona
Chocolate. Valrhona. Retrieved 24 November 2015. * ^ A B Collins, Glenn. "Hoping Chefs Will Melt for Tcho Chocolate". November 2, 2010. New York Times
New York Times
. Retrieved 2 February 2013. * ^ Rao, Tejal (21 April 2015). "Luxury French Chocolate
Chocolate
Maker Valrhona
Valrhona
Opens a School in Brooklyn". Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg L.P.
Retrieved 24 November 2015. * ^ " Valrhona
Valrhona
( Chocolate
Chocolate
Brand)". World Chocolate
Chocolate
Guide. Retrieved 24 November 2015. * ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/for-chocolate-lovers-on-cruises-every-day-is-valentines-day-300214661.html * ^ Varolli, Regina (27 December 2013). " Valrhona
Valrhona
Builds School for Local Children in Dominican Republic". Huffington Post
Huffington Post
. Retrieved 24 November 2015. * ^ " Valrhona
Valrhona
– Couverture Chocolates and Pralinés". SIRHA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. * ^ National Geographic Society
National Geographic Society
, "The 10 best chocolatiers in the World" by Nathaniel Lande and Andrew Lande. December 28 2012.

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