For Chaudun, chocolate is an art form that’s all about balance. An avid believer in assemblage, he delicately combines various cocoa bean “vintages” from all the major chocolate producers (couverturiers) – as if crafting a fine Bordeaux – to create a unique, perfectly balanced blend of chocolate. Maison Chaudun cultivates harmony and balance, leaving to others the search for pronounced tastes or aggressive visuals.
“We’re all about finding subtle, more elegant notes, where the flavours complement each other and linger on the palate. It’s more of a symphony than a fanfare! The very purpose of the assemblage process is to create new, more complex sensations. Single-variety chocolate may be in vogue right now, but as chocolatiers, we regard our savoir-faire as comparable to that of a perfumier, in that we can – and should – make use of each and every available note.”