Scharffen Berger has invited Chocolate to the PARTY with the introduction of Chocolate Provisions, our
new line of chocolate flats, which includes 41% Milk Chocolate, 70% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, and
82% Simple Dark Chocolate olus others with delicious inclusions. They are designed to sweeten your
boards, entertain in style and pair with your favorite wine, beer, bourbons/whiskeys and CHEESE!.
While meat and cheese are
typically the hero of the
charcuterie boards it’s important
to also offer your guests a little
FRUIT + CHOCOLATE BOARDS
Take dessert to the next level
and pair Chocolate Provisions
with seasonal fruit and nuts.
Nothing better than Chocolate
For sheer indulgence, make Chocolate
Provisions the centerpiece for a dessert
board. Brownies, cupcakes, shortbreads,
cookies, and profiteroles provide an ideal
backdrop for all of the Scharffen Berger
And don’t forget, Smore’s! Our flats
perfectly portioned for a sophisticated
needs Chocolate. We’ve
made this Mediterranean
themed snack board featuring
Jackson’s Sweet Potato Chips,
fresh veggies, various dips.
Add in chocolate and it’s a
BOURBON AND WHISKEY
While pairing chocolate and wine (especially red wine) is a classic notion, creating a combination that allow both components to shine requires some thought. Below are some pairings to help you navigate these two indulgences and bring out the best of each. 41% Milk Chocolate Compare and Contrast - Our sweetest, creamiest chocolate would strike a smart balance against a dry sparkling wine.
While Brut Champagnes are of course the classic of this category, comparative values can be found with Italy’s Proseccos, Spain’s Cavas, and sparkling wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Like with Like - The creamy texture of the 41% Cacao milk chocolate would feel right at home alongside a rich Chardonnay or a white Burgundy (also 100% Chardonnay) from the Côte de Beaune. 70% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Compare and Contrast: It’s time to enter the oft-neglected world of dessert wines. Port wines are made by adding neutral spirit to a red wine midprocess, which halts the fermentation process while the wine still contains a powerful punch of natural sweetness
Like with Like: A full-throttle red wine would stand up to this chocolate’s delicious bitterness. Stags’ Leap’s Petite Sirah is a outstanding and brawny wine, and Italy’s Valpolicella Ripassos. 82% Dark Chocolate Compare and Contrast: Bordeaux’s Sauternes are among the world’s most coveted sweet wines, and made in painstakingly small quantities. Like with Like: An extra dark chocolate is a natural fit with extra dark red dessert wines. A vintage port would provide a decadent experience or consider a Banyuls from France’s Rhone Valley.
BOURBONS and WHISKEYS
Chocolate Provisions marry up stylishly with Scotches and Whiskies, and Bourbons. 41% Milk Chocolate = high rye bourbon 70% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt = Wheated Bourbon
82% Simply Dark = high proof bourbon
41% Milk Chocolate = darker beers like Stouts and Porters, especially an Oatmeal Stout 70% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt = the earthy hoppy flavors or Pale Ales, IPA’s and Hazy ales, perfect with the sea salt
82% Simply Dark = Belgian Ales