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Valrhona Madagascar Tasting Experience
We are excited to welcome you to a live virtual tasting event, showcasing our newest products from Madagascar, including our new vegan chocolate AMATIKA 46%!
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the experts and have your questions answered! Our chefs will discuss recipe techniques, pairings, and flavor profiles during in-depth tasting sessions throughout the event. To fully enjoy the sensory experience of this event please wait to enjoy your desserts & chocolate alongside us during the event.
By attending this live event you will be entered for a chance to win Valrhona products, including our new vegan chocolate and NOROHY Vanilla!
Live Event Details
Date: April 8th, Time: 3:00-4:00pm PST
The event will start promptly at 3:00 pm, we suggest logging in a few minutes before to ensure you do not miss anything.
This live event will be held on Zoom. To join, please click the button that says “Join the live event”. You will then be prompted to enter your name and email address. Once you enter this information the Zoom event will appear on your screen.
Have your cocktail ready!
The Valrhona team is looking forward to meeting with you!
To get the most out of this virtual event we recommend joining on a computer and having your phone handy to participate in virtual polls. If you have any connectivity issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 347-971-0022
NOROHY Vanilla Old Fashioned
There will be a toast at the beginning of the event to kick things off. Be sure to have your cocktail/mocktail ready before the event starts to say cheers!
We will go over 3 different recipes with one of our chefs: A travel cake, chocolate bonbon, and snack using 3 different products from Madagascar.
We are proud to partner with the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. If you can, please consider donating to their Covid-19 relief fund. To donate visit http://bit.ly/rwcfdonate.
If you have any questions about our products, distribution, or others, please feel free to contact us, we are here to help!
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Madagascar is called the big red island. It is the largest African island situated in the Indian Ocean, about 450 km (280 mi) east of the coast of Mozambique and the fourth largest island in the world. With an area of 587,041 km², the island is slightly larger than France, or almost twice the size of the US state of Arizona. Madagascar has a population of more than 22 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city is Antananarivo. Spoken languages are Malagasy and French. Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth.
Vanilla & Cocoa
Due to the large variety of soil types and climate diversity, farmers are able to grow temperate fruits such as apples, pears, plums, grapes, and citrus, along with tropical produce such as mangoes and lychees, as well as a wide variety of other crops including coffee, cloves, sisal, maize, and tubers. Producing 60% of the global supply, Madagascar is the largest producer of natural vanilla. Madagascar vanilla beans are considered to be the gold standard for quality vanilla beans in the spice world.
On the other hand, Madagascar only produces about 5,000 tons of cocoa a year on about 15,000 hectares (less than 0.1% of the world cacao production), and the beans are considered among the best quality in the world. The combination of the natural minerals, soil, microclimate, and topography provide a unique biome or "terroir" where the Fine cocoa has evolved to produce its exceptional fruity flavor notes of citrus, berries, and dried fruit.
Valrhona has created its first-ever vegan Grand Cru, born from the unique cocoa of Madagascar. This 46% chocolate couverture combines the smooth sweetness of almond with the powerful aroma of single-origin cocoa from Madagascar. The flavor and texture are unlike anything else, meeting the demands and creativity of pastry chefs around the world.
Premium black non-split organic vanilla beans from Madagascar. An Exceptional, Intensely Aromatic Vanilla. Norohy is proud to be part of the Valrhona Selection family of brands. You can expect the same premium level of quality, service, and expertise as from the entire family of Valrhona Selection brands.
Single-origin Madagascar. Tangy & red fruit. Manjari unleashes the fresh, tangy notes of red berries, with a delicate finish recalling toasted nuts and dried fruit. A longtime customer favorite, Manjari celebrates 31 years since its creation in 2020.
Discover a few ways to use our new vegan chocolate, AMATIKA 46%. The “Amatika Travel Cake” recipe shows that vegan desserts are delicious too!
Learn a few tricks to glazing cakes in this short video featuring our new vegan chocolate AMATIKA 46%.”
This recipe video features one of our classic single-origin couvertures MANJARI 64%. The “Manjari Sichuan Chocolate Bar
Explore framing and finishing techniques in this video for the “Manjari Sichuan Chocolate Bar
Our l’Ecole Valrhona Chefs created the “Norohy Vanilla Snack” recipe to highlight the newest addition to the Valrhona Selection Range: NOROHY Madagascar Vanilla.
Pick up some tips for molding and filling unique mold shapes in the “Norohy Vanilla Snack” recipe techniques video