today i visited artie at mast with my friend erica. i met the mast brothers at erica’s wedding in vermont a while back and had a great time with them so i decided to check out the factory and see how they made their chocolate and if i could use it for the ganache i’m making.
we got a private tour of their soon-to-be new facilities! their process is incredible. completely bean to bar. chocolate is much like coffee in the sense that the different countries produce different types of chocolate with different flavor nuances. a madagascar is completely different from a honduras chocolate. amazing process to watch and taste the results.