Amedei chocolates are among some of the highest quality fine chocolates available. Based in Pontedara in the Tuscany region of Italy, Amedei chocolate is home to the famous Porcelona chocolate bar, often referred to as the “world’s most expensive chocolate.”
This company, well known for its fine and extravagant confections, was started in 1990 by a brother and sister team with absolutely no prior chocolate making experience. Cecilia Tessieri and her brother, Alessio, named the company in honour of their grandmother and endeavoured to produce the finest chocolate in the world. While Cecilia runs the company near Pisa, experimenting and creating delicious new combinations and flavours, Alessio travels the world in search of the finest quality organically grown cacao beans and chocolate making equipment available, all the while building close working relationships with the villages and farms that grow and produce the fine cacao beans that are used in Amedei’s quality chocolates. Strict corporate policies and fair conditions for cacao farmers are perhaps just a part of what has made this famous company what it is today.