WE ARE CREATORS OF CHOCOLATE AND PLEASURE.
WE ARE THE INVENTORS OF THE GIANDUIOTTO.
WE REPRESENT TURIN'S CHOCOLATE CULTURE.
WE ARE CAFFAREL.
A HISTORY STARTED ALMOST 200 YEARS AGO
We were born in 1826, when chocolate was only an exotic specialty in Europe and few people had heard of and even less had ever tasted it.
In 1826 Paul Caffarel opened his lab in Turin, and thanks to him the city became one of the chocolate capitals.
In those years of continuous wars, cocoa was a rare ingredient in Europe. The Gianduiotto, the most extraordinary invention of Caffarel and one of the most memorable specialities in the world of chocolate, was created combining cocoa and roasted Piedmont hazelnuts.
THE BEST INGREDIENTS FOR THE BEST CHOCOLATE
Even today, after almost 200 years, the finest chocolate and the best hazelnuts are the most important ingredients for Caffarel uniqueness.
The experts have no doubts: the Piedmont hazelnut has such aromatic and flavor characteristics that make it unique, especially when combined with chocolate. This is the hazelnut we use, the one which grows in the Langhe, a few kilometers far from our plant in Luserna San Giovanni.
We source cocoa coming from Ecuador and Ghana: more delicate and aromatic the first one, stronger and more intense the second one. Thanks to our expertise and know-how we mix them to obtain irresistible chocolate recipes.
ARTISANS CHOCOLATE CULTURE
If you want to enjoy the taste of an excellent chocolate, don't rush it!
We produce our chocolate according to the same artisan culture that ispired Paul Caffarel back in 1826, preserving both timing and methods of a traditional production.
This way we create day after day the specialties that brought our brand and our delicacies to the royal palaces of Italy, in Europe and nowadays in the houses of gourmands, in the best cafeterias and in the stores that can recognize and recommend a chocolate masterpiece.
A UNIQUE CHOCOLATE MADE BY UNIQUE PEOPLE
In order to produce high-quality chocolate you need skilled people, able to recognize at a glance the best cocoa, the smell of hazelnuts roasted to perfection and who can guarantee every day the artisan and visionary spirit of Paul Caffarel.
People like these are precious because they are what makes us unique.
BEAUTY TO BE ENJOYED
The same care we put into producing our chocolate, we also use to make it more beautiful too.
Our gift boxes are hand-packed, because the human touch is what makes the difference.
By the way, we invented the first wrapped chocolate in the world, Gianduia 1865: we enjoy making good things beautiful!