Callebaut, approved by Belgian chocolate makers
We believe that when talents come together, something beautiful will grow out of it. Throughout our history, we have been inspired by the perfectionism of Belgian chocolate makers, to develop the premium chocolates they can rely on. In turn, our chocolates inspire them to new heights of creativity.
Today Callebaut’s chocolate references such as 811 and 823 are chosen by confectioners, pastry chefs and chocolatiers all over the world. They have become global standards, often copied but never equalled in taste, quality and reliability.®
We’re proud to offer you the Finest Belgian Chocolate
There are many reasons why Callebaut is called the Finest Belgian Chocolate. For already 100 years, we have been making chocolate to be proud of in the heart of Belgium. To achieve this, we go to great lengths.
Callebaut is still one of the rare chocolate makers to select, roast and grind cacao beans itself into its own secret and exclusive cocoa mass – the most important ingredient for chocolate couvertures. Only the best, rarest and most exclusive varieties of cocoa bean are selected. They are roasted in their entire shell to protect the most delicate aromas and yield a more intense, more complex and deeper cocoa flavour.
Furthermore, Callebaut grinds all the ingredients extremely fine – much finer than most other chocolate makers. The ingredients are then conched with the same precision and patience until the texture, aroma, taste and flavours blend into perfection. Adding pure cocoa butter and a dash of natural vanilla rounds off the taste and texture of the chocolate. It’s at this moment that all ingredients become one and melt together on the tongue. It’s at this precious moment that the chocolate merits its stamp of quality and authenticity as “Callebaut Finest Belgian”.
From cocoa bean to chocolate: Callebaut’s Finest Belgian Chocolates are produced with 100% Belgian craftsmanship.
A chocolate for every idea
Our customers rely on us for another reason too: our promise to provide the perfect chocolate for every application. The Callebaut range offers a huge choice of chocolates in almost any conceivable taste, with a composition to suit any of your ideas. It also includes ready-to-use products made with chocolate or compatible with chocolate. Think of fillings, decorations, chocolate mousse powder, sauces and toppings… All sealed with the Callebaut guarantee of quality.
A chocolate to inspire you
When you have spent years perfecting your craft, you want materials worthy of your skills and talent. That’s why we go back to the source: to the equator, to select exceptional varieties of cocoa bean. Thanks to our local presence and our close relationship with cocoa farmers, we have the privilege of selecting the best from their harvest. Our determination to never settle for anything less than perfection has led us to innovations such as Origine or Finest Selection: extraordinary, dark chocolates made with the best cocoa plantations can offer.
A chocolate to make the difference
To us, chocolate is more than delivering a quality product. Through carefully judged product innovations, Callebaut supports craftsmen in their daily challenge, helping them to make the difference with tasty, creative desserts and confectionery.
We also provide answers to the difficulties that many professionals are faced with: having to do more with a limited staff of qualified personal. User-friendliness and guaranteed workability are key values for Callebaut.
For the love of craftsmanship
In the spirit of mutual inspiration, we enable our customers and their staff to learn more about chocolate in our Chocolate Academies. There, they can follow practical and theoretical courses given by experienced technical advisors.
Further, Callebaut offers a platform for up-and-coming chocolate talent from all over the world: the World Chocolate Masters. In this international competition, chocolate professionals can show their creativity and professionalism before a live audience and jury.
At the service of our customers
Callebaut Chocolate Ambassadors pass on their chocolate know-how and techniques to other craftsmen all over the world. These Chocolate Ambassadors are independent professionals who work with Callebaut products and know them intimately. They represent Callebaut in the different markets, help us in testing new products, and keep us informed about coming trends and changes in the markets. And so the two-way process continues, in a never-ending story of chocolate.