VALRHONA Chocolate EL Pedregal de Añada

Product: Chocolate El Pedregal de Añada 
Brand: Valrhona El Pedregal Cacao Porcelana
Country of origen: France
Region: Rhones Alpes
Town: Tain l ´Hermitage
Approximate price per kilo: 80 euros
Approximate weight: 75 gr
Prizes and recognition: Valrhona cacao is used by chefs all over the world like Paul Bocuse, Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon orpastry chefs like Jean Paul Hevin or Pierre Hermé. score out of 100 points: 90/100

Why does it deserve our mention?  

Venezuela is considered one of the most privileged regions in the world for cultivating cacao.  A jewel is hidden there: Porcelana cocao.  This exceptionally pure cocoa is the criolla variety, the most exclusive of all, and which represents on 0,001% of the world’s chocolate production.  The curious thing about this cocoa bean called porcelana  (porcelain) is that it is white.  The light color can confuse you and make you think you are looking at milk chocolate; nothing farther from the truth.  It is pure chocolate, with 64% cacao and an exceptional aromatic power.  And it stands out also for its exceptional longevity in the mouth, with a pleasant bitter touch.  These añada chocolates come from one single harvest, on one plantation with a limited production, and so are very exclusive.  Savor it at home and discover its subtle and delicate notes of honey and nuts.  A gastronomic jewel.

How should you eat or cook it?  

By itself and by letting it melt in your mouth, without chewing.

What wine should you drink with it? 

With a sweet wine from the south of France like Mas Amiel Vintage.

How should you keep it?  

In a cool, dry place.

Where can you buy it?

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