Amedei originates in the Pontedera region of Tuscany, Italy. They are known for starting the chocolate renaissance in 2003 when they began negotiating directly with Chuao plantations. While Valrhona was considered the best of the best at the time, by creating their single origin Chuao it catapulted Amedei to the forefront of the industry. Labeled as gluten free and soy free.
From Amedei - EXCELLENCE IN THE WORLD OF CHOCOLATE
"This excellence has emerged due to Cecilia Tessieri's love of chocolate and dedication to her vision. It all began with an idea and a desire to find the world's best cocoa bean in order to produce the most exquisite chocolate possible. A deep passion for chocolate and devotion to work, together with a continual search for perfection, have all factored into making Amedei what it is today.
In order to produce an exceptional chocolate it is necessary to closely follow the many stages involved in the manufacturing of chocolate. This is exactly what Cecilia Tessieri, founder of Amedei, courageously set out to do. Her determination to create an excellent product is what gave life to a successful, unique and innovative family business. Amedei is the only Italian chocolate boutique to have complete supervision over its production process from the cocoa bean to the finished product. Great attention to detail and desire for excellence has earned Amedei the Chocolate Academy of London's prestigious "Golden Bean" award in the "bean to bar" category for four consecutive years."