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Cluizel early years

Michel Cluizel, a French Chocolate manufacturer since 1948. For three generations, the Cluizel family has evolved amidst the rich aromas of French chocolate. With the help from their skilled confectioners, and chocolate makers, the family carries on with their tradition, where everything started: in Damville, Normandy. 

Michel Cluizel inspects the cocoa beans

Chocolate maker, Cluizel, developed a direct, sustainable relation with cocoa planters for a genuine, natural taste. This is what the self demanding French chocolaterie always strives for. To achieve this, cocoa beans are fermented according to a skillfully controlled technique, at the planter's premises. It's then meticulously packed, maintaining freshness, and shipped to the Cluizel manufacturing facility in Damville, Normandy. There, the slow roasting process of transforming beans into exquisite French chocolate begins, including its 100% natural decorations which are often handmade.

Cluizel chocolatier making chocolate


The Cluizel chocolate brand is one of the few chocolate manufacturers in the world to master the processing of cocoa bean into cocoa past first and then into dark, milk or white chocolate.


They design all their own filing recipes: praliné, almond paste, caramel nougatine, liqueur, gianduja...

Chocolate maker

For more than 20 years, the Cluizel chocolate manufacturer has been distributing their French chocolate throughout the USA.

Cluizel established USA Headquarters and a chocolate shop in 2007, located in West Berlin NJ. We offer all Cluizel French chocolate, including handcrafted, non-dairy chocolate, cookies, and fresh baked brownies. We also offer privately guided Chocolate Tours as well as Paint Your Palate®, a fun activity for kids of all ages.