Michel Cluizel is a French Chocolate Manufacturer since 1948. For three generations the Cluizel family as evolved amidts fragrances of chocolate. With the help of skilled Cacaofèviers, confectioners and chocolate makes, the family carries on with their tradition, where everything started: in Damville, Normandy. The Manufacture Cluizel developed a direct, sustainable relation with cocoa planters.
A genuine, natural taste, this is what the self demanding chocolaterie always strives for. To achieve this, cocoa beans are fermented according to a skillfully controlled technique, at the planter's premises. Then everything is made at the Manufacture Cluizel: from the slow roasting process, to the subtle decorations which are often handmade.
The Manufacture Cluizel is one of the few Cacaofèvier in the world to master the processing of cocoa bean into cocoa past first and then into dark, milk or white chocolate.
The Manufacture designs its own filing recipes: praliné, almond paste, caramel nougatine, liqueur, gianduja...
The Manufacture Cluizel processes chocolates before coating them with a thin layer of chocolate and decorating them.
For more than 20 years, the Manufacture Cluizel has been distributing their premium chocolates all over the USA.
Since 2007, they opened their own stores in Manhattan and more recently in Brooklyn. The Michel Cluizel USA Headquarter, located in South Jersey, produces handcrafted, non-dairy chocolate products, macarons and pastries. Some of them being gluten-free as well.
Excellence of taste
The Manufacture Cluizel is at the origin of a quality commitment unique in the world: the commitment "noble ingredients". Which ensures the selection of raw material and guarantees to the trade professionals that only pure cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla in pods, and sugar are used in the composition of the recipe. The chocolate are guaranteed to be without soy or added aroma in the process of fabrication.
Further, the Manufacture Cluizel has undertaken an important step in the removal of the colourings E171 and E172 from its products, in order to guarantee to its customers a product even more pure and natural.
The company’s approach lies in developing direct relations with renowned planters from Mexico, Santo Domingo, São Tomé, Madagascar and more recently Brazil. Our chocolates are thus the fruit of a close and sustainable collaboration, founded on communication and respect.