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The Mighty Bûches

November 28 2014

Valrhona, the French chocolate company, is highly regarded within the world of pastry chefs both for their high-quality chocolate and, importantly,  for the practical support and training the company offers to patissiers working with their chocolate.  This Christmas, Valrhona has teamed up with twelve leading UK pastry chefs at establishments including hotels, restaurants and patisseries in a project showcasing both their considerable pastry skills and the scope offered by chocolate. […]

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Valrhona: Chocolate Creativity

October 28 2014

Among the world of chocolatiers and pastry chefs, French chocolate company Valrhona is both widely used and well-respected.  “Valrhona is one of those high-quality brands which you can trust to deliver consistent quality,” says Benoit Blin, Head Pastry chef at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. “You know as a pastry chef that you will have an interesting ingredient to work with and an easy ingredient to work with.” Chocolatier and pastry […]

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December 20 2012

A little high-quality chocolate hidden in the toe of a Christmas stocking will always be a treat. Here are some stocking filler suggestions: Paul Wayne Gregory Christmas Pudding Truffle Appearance: a red-tinted half dome-shaped truffle, with a noticeable shine to the chocolate exterior. Flavour and texture: The rich, smooth ganache filling melts deliciously and has a slow-burning, subtle Christmas pudding flavour, with nicely balanced spicing. The taste of Christmas in […]

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Valrhona launches Dulcey, its new ‘blond’ chocolate

September 12 2012

Founded in 1922, Valrhona, the renowned French chocolate company, continues to innovate. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, September 11th, 2012 saw Valrhona launch its new creation – ‘Dulcey chocolate’ – to an audience of assorted pastry chefs, media and people from the chocolate world at the Berkeley Hotel, London. The story of how Dulcey was created is the story of a ‘happy accident’, so, as with France’s tarte tatin, a […]

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Chocolate Tasting the Valrhona Way

May 23 2012

The Academy of Chocolate, as founder and Chairman Sara Jayne Stanes explained to me, “was founded in 2005 for educational purposes, to teach people how to distinguish between chocolate and chocolate confectionary and explore the long journey from bean to bar.” With this is mind, as well as its annual Conference, the Academy of Chocolate holds a number of events throughout the year. It was one such Academy of Chocolate […]

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Valrhona Chocolate Masterclass at the Cookery School

December 23 2011

In the world of fine chocolate, Valrhona is a major player,  used by professional chefs and cookery schools around the globe.  Excitingly for British chocolate-lovers, 2012 sees Valrhona bring their cooking with chocolate classes to our shores.  “We want to share our passion with as many people as possible,” explains Marie Van Branteghem. “We are known for the training and back-up we offer to our professional customers and our classes […]

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