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Slitti Tartufi Truffles with Cognac
200 gr box
- Italy

We call them truffles, but to the Italians, it's Tartufi, and these are some of the darkest, most sinfully rich truffles we've ever tasted.

Andrea has simply outdone himself here, using his signature bittersweet chocolate and a splash of cognac to create a ganache that is hand-formed into little lumps and then dusted with his own cocoa. They may look like a little something you take from the earth, but they taste like a big piece of heaven.

In 1969, Luciano Slitti opened Caffe Slitti, a coffee roasting shop, on a provincial highway outside the village of Monsummano Terme, with son Daniele taking care of the roasting. Monsummano Terme lies in the north of Tuscany between Lucca and Pistoia, not far from Florence. Their obvious mastery of the art of buying, blending, and roasting beans developed quite a following for the roasting house.

Young Andrea, Luciano's second son, was often employed to deliver the coffee to regular customers throughout the area, mainly caffes, pasticcerias, and confectioners. Coffee and chocolate are great companions, and it was during this time that Andrea came under the spell of chocolate making.

In 1986, the roasting house moved to a larger space and Andrea's father added a caffe. Extra space allowed Andrea to set up a workspace of his own for chocolate.

Thanks to his passion for the careful selection and roasting of cocoa beans, and his completely homemade production methods, Andrea has gained a worldwide reputation for his chocolate. Andrea Slitti's chocolate-making ability has accustomed professionals and chocolate fanciers alike to delicious and beautiful creations.

His extra bitter bars are the ultimate chocolate-without-distractions experience.

He also creates chocolate pralines filled with classic and innovative creams.