Valrhona has been producing the world’s finest chocolate in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France since 1922. From the beginning, company founder and Pastry Chef Albéric Guironnet was dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavors. This mission of excellence continues as the gastronomic traditions of the renowned Rhone Valley find expression in every mouthwatering taste of Valrhona’s superb chocolate. For almost a century, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans, grown on land masterfully selected for its terroir. Today, leading Pastry Chefs and discerning gourmets rely on Valrhona’s expertise to experience the best that chocolate can be.




"I am convinced that the company of tomorrow will only flourish if it places its social and environmental impact at the heart of its strategy. 

By buying Valrhona, our customers choose a responsible chocolate that is 100% traceable and sourced directly from 10,262 producers who we support in adopting good social and environmental practices.   

They also choose a company that has been partnering the gastronomy sector for almost 100 years. But Valrhona is above all else the story of its people. Our strength lies in the ties we forge between producers, employees and customers.These ties, which we continue to reinforce every single day, help cocoa producers improve their livelihoods and enable our customers to unleash their creativity in an ever more sustainable way.

Let’s act now for the responsible gastronomy of tomorrow!"


Clémentine Alzial
CEO, Valrhona