Charley’s Chocolate Factory in north Queensland is one of the few places in the world where chocolate is grown and made in the same location (tree-to-bar chocolate). Charley and Lynn have two plantations, and also buy cacao beans from other local farms.
The rich soil in the area gives their chocolates robust flavours, which they aim to highlight through all steps of fermentation, drying, roasting and conching.www.charleys.com.au
Charley’s run regular farm tours. These are fun, hands on and informative mornings, which culminate in a delicious chocolate tasting. Highly recommended if you are ever in North Queensland.