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Chocolate couverture is the chocolatier’s favourite. Couverture chocolate has a particularly high percentage of cocoa butter to give a rich mouth feel, and melt and flow well, to create a finer shell of chocolate in a mould. Start with a good quality chocolate couverture, a chocolate mould and a thermometer. Always take care to heat and cool the chocolate gently, and never let the chocolate make contact with water. Freeze dried fruit powders add intense flavour without extra liquid, and cocoa nibs add texture and contrast. Cocoa butter can be flavoured and coloured – although again only with colourings that are fat rather than water soluble.

  • Superfast Thermapen Thermometer
    Professional probe thermometer. Accurate, wide-ranging and long battery life
    Professional probe thermometer. Accurate, wide-ranging and long battery life
  • DIY Easter Egg Kit
    This kit makes beautiful, hand-made orange and strawberry dark chocolate East...
    This kit makes beautiful, hand-made orange and strawberry dark chocolate Easter eggs with a shiny, professional finish
  • Valrhona Chocolatier's Favourites Value Selection
    Save 15%! Five Valrhona chocolate products for the ultimate pâtissier's lard...
    Save 15%! Five Valrhona chocolate products for the ultimate pâtissier's larder
  • The Chocolatier’s Collection
    Step-by-step recipes, a selection of stunning ingredients and a roll of pipin...
    Step-by-step recipes, a selection of stunning ingredients and a roll of piping bags
  • Cocoa butter
    Cocoa Butter
    £6.50
    For painting beautiful, coloured sheens on confectionery, or making vegan and...
    For painting beautiful, coloured sheens on confectionery, or making vegan and dairy-free desserts
  • Milk Chocolate Couverture
    Pre-tempered milk chocolate, with well-rounded cocoa and caramel flavours. Fo...
    Pre-tempered milk chocolate, with well-rounded cocoa and caramel flavours. For all round use.
  • White Chocolate Couverture
    Pre-tempered white chocolate, with intensely creamy, milky notes. For all rou...
    Pre-tempered white chocolate, with intensely creamy, milky notes. For all round use. 
  • Dark Chocolate Couverture 70%
    Pre-tempered dark chocolate, which is enjoyably bitter and dark. For all roun...
    Pre-tempered dark chocolate, which is enjoyably bitter and dark. For all round use.
  • Dark Chocolate Couverture 54%
    Pre-tempered dark couverture chocolate, with a well-rounded, gently bitter bi...
    Pre-tempered dark couverture chocolate, with a well-rounded, gently bitter bite. For all round use.
  • Polycarbonate Chocolate Easter Egg Mould
    Professional plastic mould for making flawless chocolate Easter eggs
    Professional plastic mould for making flawless chocolate Easter eggs
  • Diamond Pattern Polycarbonate Easter Egg Mould
    Professional polycarbonate mould for making flawless chocolate Easter eggs
    Professional polycarbonate mould for making flawless chocolate Easter eggs
  • Straight Blade Dough Scraper
    Rigid scraper: portion dough, clean surfaces & scrape down chocolate moulds
    Rigid scraper: portion dough, clean surfaces & scrape down chocolate moulds
  • Silicone Chocolate Moulds, Pyramids
    Make perfectly shaped pyramid chocolates with a professional finish.
    Make perfectly shaped pyramid chocolates with a professional finish.
  • Silicone Chocolate Moulds, Hearts
    Make perfectly shaped heart chocolates with a professional finish.
    Make perfectly shaped heart chocolates with a professional finish.
  • Easter Eggs Silicone Chocolate Moulds
    Make perfectly shaped Easter egg chocolates with a professional finish.
    Make perfectly shaped Easter egg chocolates with a professional finish.
  • Guittard 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars
    The darkest chocolate you can buy! Guittard is loved by chocolatier Paul A Yo...
    The darkest chocolate you can buy! Guittard is loved by chocolatier Paul A Young
  • Guittard Organic 74% Cacao Chocolate Wafers
    For desserts and homemade chocolates – Guittard is loved by chocolatier Pau...
    For desserts and homemade chocolates – Guittard is loved by chocolatier Paul A Young
  • Guittard Organic 66% Cacao Chocolate Wafers
    For homemade chocolates and confectionery – Guittard is loved by chocolatie...
    For homemade chocolates and confectionery – Guittard is loved by chocolatier Paul A Young
  • Guittard Organic 38% Cacao Chocolate Wafers
    For confectionery and patisserie – Guittard is loved by chocolatier Paul A ...
    For confectionery and patisserie – Guittard is loved by chocolatier Paul A Young
  • Artisan Du Chocolat Sea Salted Caramels No. 1
    First created for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges - the perfect gift for chocolate...
    First created for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges - the perfect gift for chocolate-lovers
  • Mini Box Of Artisan Du Chocolat Sea Salted Caramels
    First created for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges - the perfect gift for chocolate...
    First created for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges - the perfect gift for chocolate-lovers
  • Artisan Du Chocolat Salted Caramel Sauce
    Rich and velvety sauce with hints of burnt sugar and sea salt
    Rich and velvety sauce with hints of burnt sugar and sea salt
  • Valrhona Almond & Hazelnut Praline Paste
    Unctuous caramelised nut paste for use in chocolate making and pâtisserie
    Unctuous caramelised nut paste for use in chocolate making and pâtisserie
  • Valrhona Dark Chocolate Pearls
    Sprinkle over cakes & desserts or fold through ice cream or cookie dough
    Sprinkle over cakes & desserts or fold through ice cream or cookie dough