While chocolate makers make chocolate from the bean, chocolatiers use finished chocolate to create truffles, bon-bons, candy, and confections.
Many of the San Francisco Bay Area chocolatiers included in this collection have collaborated with us since our earliest days, back when we were at farmer’s markets in Noe Valley and the Mission. When we first started, we turned to this community for advice about establishing a chocolate business in San Francisco. We’ve shared each other’s workspaces, taste-tested recipes, traded equipment tips, and commiserated over the city’s crazy permitting processes. It’s an exciting time for San Francisco’s chocolate community and it wouldn’t be nearly as special without this collaboration between chocolate makers and chocolatiers.
Since we don’t add emulsifiers or additional cocoa butter, our chocolate is more challenging to work with. As a result, making chocolate-covered nibs or truffles can be especially challenging. Still, our collaborators remain undaunted, inventing new recipes and products each year. We celebrate their talents and we are thrilled to share their crafted treats with you.