Low in acidity with a profile reminiscent of graham crackers and fudge, nutty Ecuadorian chocolate is made from carefully treated, rare Nacional cacao.
The majority of beans grown on this estate are 100% Nacional Blend cacao. In 2008, Vicente Norero revived a 381 hectare cacao plantation after years of disrepair and called it Camino Verde. With a background in microbiology, he works to create new and unique inoculated ferments, work with microlots to discover new flavors, and support and respect farmers, to yield only high quality fine cacao.
TASTING: graham cracker, honey, fudge, low acidity
PAIRING: Caputo’s House Aged Chedddar, gin, mezcal, stouts and porters, ales, fortified wines, e.g. sherry or vermouth, dessert wines e.g. madeira or port
CACAO ORIGIN: Ecuador, Camino Verde, Durán, Ecuador
MADE IN UNITED STATES
INGREDIENTS: cacao, organic cane sugar