For more than one century Cailler is calling Gruyère, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, its home. To this day, Maison Cailler continues to produce the finest chocolate creations, with fresh milk from local dairies, sustainable cocoa, finest ingredients and in-depth knowledge of the art of chocolate-making.
200 YEARS OF SAVOIR-FAIRE
Making Chocolate The Cailler Way
The Art of chocolate-making
At Maison Cailler, our chocolate factory in Broc, we combine our pride for tradition with our thirst for innovation. It's here that our chocolate goes through all the stages of production, from cocoa bean to finished chocolate creation.
Every piece of Cailler chocolate is made using carefully-selected, high-quality ingredients. We only use Swiss sugar and fresh Alpine milk from the Broc region.
Cailler is one of the few chocolate makers in the world that uses lightly-condensed milk instead of milk powder. This milk is then added to the cocoa mass using our special procedure. It's this method that gives Cailler chocolate products their unmistakably delicious taste and unique texture.
Our creations are then packaged in-house at Maison Cailler, with over 300,000 chocolate temptations leaving our factory each day.
Our Commitment to the Region
At Cailler, we have always valued the close relationships that we've maintained with the dairy farmers in our region. Our fresh milk comes from around 1800 cows that graze within a 30-kilometre radius of Maison Cailler, spending spring to autumn on the untouched mountain meadows of the Fribourg Alps, and returning to the lush fields around Broc for the winter season. The milk used in our chocolate is so fresh that many chocolate-lovers can even taste the difference between summer and winter milk!
Cailler is also the only chocolate producer in Switzerland that uses 100% IP certified milk. All of the local dairy farmers who supply Cailler guarantee respect for nature in their production processes in order to preserve biodiversity. This is just another great example of our commitment to our region and to Switzerland.
Sustainable Practices for a Better Future
A committment to sustainable practices makes our chocolate that much sweeter. That's why Cailler participates in the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, which encourages a positive relationship between cocoa farmers, consumers, and nature.
The Nestlé Cocoa Plan aims to support farmers and improve their living conditions, with a strong focus on women and children, and their needs, such as in-school education, health care provisions, and access to water. This commitment enables an ethical, sustainable cocoa trade, and guarantees traceability back to the farmers’ unions, ensuring environmental compatibility, long-term suitability, and preventing deforestation.
The Cocoa Plan works in collaboration with UTZ Certified, an organisation that supports socially and environmentally sound cocoa cultivation. By 2020, the program will have donated 12 million cocoa seedlings to preserve the environment and the trade for future generations, and ensuring that cocoa beans of the highest quality will always be available for our exceptional chocolate creations.
All Cailler recipes are also 100% Palm Oil free.