SELECTED HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS
On this page we examine the main ingredients that have made Catinari chocolate unique!
… Cocoa beans are the fermented and dried seeds of the cocoa tree fruit. The heart of our entire business. As soon as Roberto met with Claudio Corallo, a unique project was born. Chocolate was then produced from the purest cocoa of São Tomé & Principe, that experts consider the best cocoa in the world. They met at a fair. “I was there as an exhibitor – Claudio says – I knew who he was and suddenly I put three cocoa beans that I kept in my pocket in front of him”. Catinari grasped the opportunity: “I have to work this cocoa, it’s too good”, he said.
The choice of cocoa from South Americaand Central Africa is due to a precise desire to guarantee the same high quality of raw materials in every single product: the most traditional as well as the most elaborate and unique chocolates, the spreads and finally those handmade products processed on commission. At Catinari’s you will therefore find only products made with high-quality raw materials. And each piece you will taste, small or large, has the same flavour, and contains the same essence of quality and love.
For our products, hazelnut is a key ingredient. The excellent taste and aroma after roasting, the fine and persistent flavour, a low-fat content, are the characteristics that make the Piedmont Hazelnut PGI (the Round Hazelnut Gentile Trilobata) so appreciated by the confectionery industry, making it the best in the world.
Among the ingredients of Roberto Catinari almond is the queen of dried fruit. The Apulian and Sicilian almonds, the only ones we use, are known for their genuineness and intense taste. They are carefully chosen and selected and processed in such a way as to guarantee the highest quality, respecting their different taste, favoured by the climatic conditions of the territory in which they grow, that gives indisputable organoleptic qualities.
The choice of Sicilian pistachio, with its emerald, green color, elongated shape, sweet taste, reflects our philosophy. This inimitable seed, so clearly different from competitors, is still today, cultivated on a unique territory, characterized by the presence of hard lava rocks, and then harvested by hand, as in the tradition of many decades ago. Care and craftsmanship.
It is the last among the ingredients of Roberto Catinari, but no less important. It is fruit of strictly Italian origin. he orange peel comes from a manufacturing process that has kept intact the teachings of tradition. The peel of the orange we use, is processed with a handcrafted process, that glazes the peel to some extent and maintain it genuine and aromatic.
You must try our orange-flavoured white chocolate.