For months, Octaaf Callebaut attempted to create his chocolate recipe, covering the small village of Wieze with sweet, enveloping aromas.
In 1911, this Belgian chocolate brand was born from his efforts, to this day one of the oldest roasting operations in the country. The recipes have been improved ever since, with the same love of chocolate as its founder. In 1988, the village of Wieze also witnessed the opening of the brand's first school, where artisans and chefs came together to explore the potential of cocoa beans. In 2014, the school gave way to the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, a research and innovation centre.
The cocoa beans from Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana give back to the communities who pick them with dedication, through the Cocoa Horizons Foundation, and are transformed into some of the best chocolate in the world.