Idilio is a Swiss company based in Basel who pride themselves in seeking out rare Criollo cocoa bean varieties to produce for their chocolate.
MDs Pascal Wirth and Niklaus Blumer concentrated their search on Venezuela where these rare varieties thrive only in the shade of other fruit trees.
Working with Swiss chocolate maker Felchlin (who currently manufacture the bars for Idilio), Blumer & Wirth determine the optimal roasting and conching time for each variety of bean. The result is an award winning range of single plantation bars each made from a single bean variety.
We think you’ll be surprised and delighted just how different a range of bars all made from beans from a single country can taste!