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COLLECTION ETIENNE
FOR ARTISANS, BY GUITTARD

We hand-select Collection Etienne cacao beans from farms in the world’s most exceptional growing regions. We craft each variety based on how to best celebrate its true flavor, character, and optimal culinary applications. Our respect and craftsmanship promises an authentic, super-premium chocolate experience guaranteed to elevate your creations.

Collection Etienne

Single Origin Excellence

In keeping with our relentless commitment to passion in the making, we're excited to introduce our newly formulated Collection Etienne single-Origin chocolates
Ecuador
OUR FARM PARTNER:
HACIENDA RANCHO GRANDE
VINCES LOS RIOS PROVINCE
Rancho Grande has been in the hands of the Caicedo family since 1918. Mina and Gisella Caicedo are the 3rd and 4th generation of the family and they continue to ensure that the original Nacional cocoa trees remain in the farm, mixed with a variety of fruit and hard wood trees, creating a natural agroforestry approach to their family farm.
TASTING NOTES:
Dark color foreshadows this floral chocolate taste with nuttiness and flavors of roasted stone fruit, tobacco and tea tannins that are balanced with mild astringency and a soft acid finish.
Ecuador
Madagascar
OUR FARM PARTNER:
AKESSON BEJOFO ESTATE
SAMBRIANO VALLEY
Sourced from our longtime friend Bertil Akesson’s Bejofo Estate located in the Sambriano Valley, in the North-West of Madagascar, the plantation produces since 1920 world-famous aromatic cocoa.
TASTING NOTES:
Bright and tart citrus fruit intermingled with underripe berries and a dash of spice enveloping a smooth rich chocolate.
Madagascar
Grenada
OUR FARM PARTNER:
GRENADA COCOA ASSOCIATION
ST ANDREW PARISH
GCA is comprised of over 4,000 farmers each with farms ranging from 1-2 hectares and growing fine flavor varieties of Trinitario. Nutmeg is found all over Grenada, often intercropped with cocoa along with other spices and fruits like guava, cinnamon and plantains--giving farmers a secondary source of income.
TASTING NOTES:
A bouquet of an aroma of dried fruit coupled with plum and apricot notes. Clean with a very early upfront browned fruit-date note with a moderate chocolate tones and mild fruit acidity.
Grenada
Peru
OUR FARM PARTNER:
ORO VERDE COOPERATIVE
LAMAS SAN MARTIN
One of the leading cocoa and coffee cooperatives in Peru, Oro Verde understands flavor and has been a pioneer in organic agriculture and agroforestry.
TASTING NOTES:
Fresh, bright fruitiness and acidity give way to hints of red fruit and unripe mango with lingering floral notes in this single origin chocolate
Peru

The Chocolate Studio

Under the direction of Guittard Pastry Chef Donald Wressell, the Guittard Chocolate Studio hosts hands-on workshops with prominent chefs, chocolatiers and bakers for a unique opportunity to learn new skills, finesse techniques and expand on your chocolate knowledge.

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Professional

Our Application Recommendations

A variety of styles designed to meet the various demands of the pastry kitchen, every Collection Etienne chocolate is carefully crafted for taste, quality and performance. Looking for a chocolate for a particular application? Search by percentage or application to discover what we’ve found to work best. These recommendations take into account viscosity, fat and flavor. Please note that your individual chocolate needs and experience may dictate otherwise.

Professional

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What’s Our Secret?

Hand-selected beans, generations-old techniques and traditional recipes combined with close relationships with farmers, innovative craftsmanship and novel formulas. It’s all part of the journey to deliver an American-made premium line of single origin and blended chocolate so you can take your desserts to the next level. Chocolate for experts, by experts.

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