Matt Chimenti is based in Orange, and has just expanded the Origin Chocolate factory. He has moved from a small home kitchen to a purpose-built shed in his back yard. And with demand for his chocolate growing, you can see why.
Unlike many bean-to-bar chocolate makers, Matt does not roast or winnow his organic, fair trade cocoa beans before grinding them. This is cocoa at its most unprocessed, and gives a unique product which is high in fibre and antioxidants. Add to this Matt’s quest to bring out the unique flavours of the cocoa origin and you have very complex and hearty chocolate.www.originchocolate.com.au
You can visit Matt's factory in Orange - take a trip out to sample the fine food and wine of the region.