Some of Santa Barbara Chocolate's manufacturing couverture chocolate comes from Europe. We contract with established artisan European cocoa grinders to help us produce particular types and flavors of chocolates which we then use in making our own chocolates or we offer to our clients as a wholesale chocolate supplier to be used in manufacturing, chocolate making or home baking.
One of our partnerships is with the most famous French chocolate maker Valrhona. With an unparalleled dedication to quality and ethical cocoa growing practices, Valrhona is recognized as a masterful chocolate maker. I'm very grateful to have our long term partnership we have built over the years. Our relationship started with the former Valrhona owner and president, Monsieur Olivier DeLoissy. Olivier is an outstanding chocolatier with an expansive knowledge of cacao, not to mention a great guy.
In addition to artisan couverture chocolates Valrhona makes their own line of chocolate bon bons and truffles. They are top of the line and I find myself eating them frequently. I'm excited to be offering Valrhona chocolates to you and fully recommend them.