Last month, I attended a chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting in celebration of another year of Divine Chocolate's growth as a company, both in the United States and globally. (I know, my job is so hard, right?)
Not many cocoa farmers have tasted the fruit of their labor. Despite the rising demand for chocolate and rising cocoa prices, the majority of farmers growing the crop are poor. Divine Chocolate is a fairtrade chocolate company that is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana.
Check my article about Divine's business model in Ayiba Magazine's Formation Issue. It features some amazing suggestions for chocolate and cheese pairings.