Let's Imagine the Best of Chocolate
Valrhona, a certified B Corporation, has been producing the world’s finest chocolate in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France since 1922.
From the beginning, company founder and Pastry Chef Albéric Guironnet was dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavors.
This mission of excellence continues as the gastronomic traditions of the renowned Rhone Valley find expression in every mouthwatering taste of Valrhona’s superb chocolate.
For almost a century, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans, grown on land masterfully selected for its terroir.
Today, leading Pastry Chefs and discerning gourmets rely on Valrhona’s expertise to experience the best that chocolate can be.
As a partner to chefs since 1922, we set innovative standards in our market. Valrhona’s vision is to imagine the best of chocolate with you.
We believe in a collaborative approach to chocolate. We know that when we share our experiences, we can sustainably develop the chocolate world.
As a partner to pastry chefs since 1922, here at Valrhona we firmly believe that we have the power to co-create a sustainable model for our industry hand-in-hand with everyone who works in it.
Each one of us will benefit, from our producers to our colleagues, chefs to chocolate lovers, as we find the means to respect and protect the planet and the people on it.
We imagine the best of chocolate by working endlessly to perfect our chocolate expertise, pushing the creative boundaries with a constantly growing aromatic palette, and inventing the next revolution in the world of chocolate. We imagine the best of pastry by promoting and supporting the industry. We foster learning and inspire the pastry chefs of both today and tomorrow by drawing on our expertise and sharing our knowledge.
By choosing Valrhona products, you contribute to creating a more sustainable cocoa sector, and become part of a community that’s passionate about chocolate.
The Chocolate of Chefs.
Valrhona was founded in 1922 by a pastry chef with a goal to provide the highest quality, consistent chocolate for pastry chefs. As the chocolate of choice for the world's best pastry chefs, Valrhona
brings the highest quality, sustainably and ethically sourced chocolate to pastry chefs, home bakers, and chocolate lovers alike. Valrhona's Retail Range makes the highest quality, most flavorful chocolates favored by top pastry chefs around the world accessible for everyone.
Did you know Valrhona was:
• The Preferred Chocolate of Professional Chefs
• A B Corp Certified Chocolate
• Consistently High Quality, Unique Chocolates
• A Chocolate with 100% Cocoa Traceability
• Beautiful and Distinct Packaging with Helpful tools & Information
"Valrhona’s story began in 1922 with passion, commitment, and excellence as its guiding lights. Ever since, these three values have paved our way and allowed us to push back the boundaries when it comes to creativity and flavor. We use the best so that we can provide and teach the best. In our role as supplier to the finest restaurants and pastry stores, Valrhona is giving food lovers around the world access to chocolate favored by the most talented of chefs."
–Frédéric Bau, Creative Director, Valrhona. Chef Bau is a world-renowned, talented French pastry chef who has trained alongside some of the pastry industry’s biggest names.
To imagine the best of chocolate, we must search the planet for the finest cocoa.
This mission is carried out by our sourcing team, which selects the most unique cocoa varieties and forges long-term relationships with producers. Collaborating in this way allows us to constantly enrich our understanding of cocoa, become producers ourselves in some plantations and bring innovations to each stage of the chocolate making process – growing, fermentation and drying – so that we can promote aromatic diversity in cocoa. The future of cocoa lies in the plantation, which is why we make an on-the-ground commitment alongside our cocoa producer partners. We invest to improve local communities’ well-being and to create the cocoa growing techniques of the future through the Cacao Forest program.
To imagine the best of chocolate, we need ambition.
Our ambition is to continually perfect our chocolate-making expertise, to push the creative boundaries with a constantly growing aromatic palette, and to innovate the next revolution in the world of chocolate. From couvertures to chocolate bonbons, decorations and chocolates you can simply enjoy, our product range is designed to create new horizons for you. With Valrhona, Chefs and home cooks can express their talent with total confidence in consistent quality and flavor. They can rely on a responsible partner fully committed to the environment, transparency and traceability. With Valrhona, bakers give their creations an extra dimension.
To imagine the best of chocolate, we share expertise.
L’École Valrhona, the center for chocolate expertise, exists to train and support professional Chefs. When Chefs join our network, they are able to share techniques, tips and recipes, allowing them to stay inspired, perfect your skills and move forward. For nearly 30 years, we have been encouraging creative pastry making through events such as the Pastry World Cup and C3 Competition. We are fostering future talent and contributing to our profession’s development. With Valrhona, you are part of a community passionate about chocolate.
Proud to be B Corp.
Valrhona joined B Corp with the aim of moving towards a fairer and more sustainable model. We take a stand on societal and environmental issues such as the fight against global warming and the reduction of our carbon footprint. For us, becoming a B Corp means joining a growing community of firms committed to exchanging ideas and challenging each other to take action a better world. It serves as a guide to help us continue to challenge the status quo and have a positive impact.
Valrhona is working towards carbon neutrality across our entire value chain, from the plantation to the plate, tby 2025. To make this as meaningful as possible, we are involving our producer organizations, through reforestation or forest protection and agroforestry.
We know the power of our ecosystem at Valrhona. By empowering our customers to use responsible practices, such as sourcing local, sustainable ingredients, we will be able to move the lines of gastronomy with them!
Whether for baking delicious homemade creations, an impromptu treat, or gifting, there's a Valrhona chocolate specially tailored for every occasion.