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So what’s the secret of Amedei - the six-time winner of The Academy of Chocolate’s Golden Bean Award?
The Amedei Story
Cecilia Tessieri has a vision and passion for chocolate. In 1990 Cecilia launched Amedei with a mission to source the world’s best cocoa beans and make the most exquisite Italian chocolates. On her travels she found the best environmentally conscious plantations growing the highest quality cocoa beans and took over their management. Cecilia had the cocoa beans shipped to Tuscany and started producing pralines in a small laboratory. She then expanded her development work to a bespoke facility producing highest quality chocolate bars and artisan chocolates. Amedei was the first artisanal Italian chocolate boutique to have full control over the entire production process ‘from bean to bar’.
The quality of her gourmet chocolates are so exceptional that Cecilia Tessieri is the first woman in the world to hold the renowned title of Maitre Chocolatier.
Amedei cares passionately about chocolate. From bean to bar, Amedei controls every stage of the production process to ensure only the most sustainable and socially responsible products reach you. Likewise, Amedei pays careful attention to the quality of life and working conditions of all staff working in cultivating cocoa beans and the production process.
In 2008 Cecilia Tessieri won her first ‘Golden Bean Award’ at the London Academy of Chocolate, with her Toscano Black 63 chocolate bar. Since then she has gone from strength to strength resulting in six Gold, six Silver and three Bronze at the 2016 Awards.
Cecilia was appointed to the London Academy of Chocolate’s jury in 2015.
She also recently won two new awards at the Premio Tavoletto d’Oro (Golden Tablet Awards), Salon du Chocolat, Milan for her Milk Chocolate bar and Croccantino pralines.
Amedei in the UK
King’s are delighted to be Amedei’s exclusive online retail partner in the UK. A wide range of Amedei products are available in our webstore.
Amedei chocolates are also available in the foodhalls of Fortnum and Mason, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.