Switzerland’s oldest chocolate brand still in existence
200 YEARS OF SAVOIR-FAIRE
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.
For each piece of Cailler chocolate made in Broc, we use Swiss sugar and fresh alpine milk from the region as well as carefully selected ingredients.
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. The milk used in our factory in Broc is so fresh that connoisseurs can even smell the difference between summer and winter milk!
How does Cailler achieve the creamy texture of its chocolate? Every two days, local farmers deliver their milk to our partner who condenses it and delivers it to Cailler. This slightly condensed milk is added to our delicious chocolate creations in liquid form within 24 hours. It is this process that gives our chocolate its smooth texture and characteristic milky taste.
Cailler is also the only chocolate producer in Switzerland that uses 100% IP-SUISSE certified milk. All the local dairy producers 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
The Nestlé Cocoa Plan provides CAILLER with sustainably sourced independently certified cocoa. The Plan has 3 pillars: Better farming, Better lives and Better cocoa. Better farming means improving agricultural practices to increase yield and thus raising farmer incomes. To improve the environment we are also working to prevent deforestation and promote agroforestry. Better lives focuses primarily on gender empowerment and eliminating child labor, with particular emphasis on improving access to education. Better cocoa comes from building long-term relationships with farmers and farmer groups, and achieving traceability. To learn more visit www.nestlecocoaplan.com
The Rainforest Alliance seal means that farmers follow more sustainable farming practices that protect forests, improve their livelihoods, promote human rights of farm workers, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Find out more at ra.org.
All the recipes for CAILLER chocolates, made at the Broc factory, are created in the purest respect of the chocolate-making tradition, from carefully selected ingredients, and are palm-oil-free.