by A Total TaiTai Tale
I did a sample chocolate making class in Singapore and when I told the host that I l grew up not far from the Valrhona Chocolate factory she started to be all excited and asking me a bunch of questions… I had to admit I had never been. To my defense this “Cité du Chocolat” i.e. museum/interactive behind-the-scene exploration of chocolate only opened in 2013!).
Valrhona is one of the leading producers of gastronomic chocolate in the world. It focuses mainly on high-grade luxury chocolate marketed for commercial use by chefs as well as for private consumption. The company also maintains the École du Grand Chocolat, a school for professional chefs with a focus on chocolate-based dishes and pastries.