KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Introduces New Addition: Caffè & Cream

Dual-layered piece offers a blend of dark chocolate coffee ganache and naturally flavored coffee extract, wrapped in a dark chocolate shell

KOHLER, Wis. – October 1, 2016 – KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates today announced Caffè & Cream, the newest addition to its successful line of gourmet chocolates. Inspired by the flavors of tiramisu, this dual-layered shell filled withdark chocolate coffee ganache and naturally flavored coffee extract with a layer of mascarpone, wrapped in a 61 percent dark chocolate shell.

Caffè & Cream is the second dual-layered piece offered by KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates, the first being the lauded Platinum, which debuted in 2013. Caffè & Cream will be unveiled at the 2016 Kohler Food & Wine Experience, Destination Kohler’s signature event taking place Oct. 21-23, 2017. The offering will be available in 4-piece ($12.99), 9-piece ($24.99) and 32-piece ($79.99) boxes;Caffè & Cream can be purchased online at KohlerChocolates.com or in Kohler at the Craverie Chocolatier Café.

Head Chocolatier Anette Righi DeFendi, who was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine, was inspired to create this piece after a recent research trip she took to Switzerland.

“Visiting Switzerland gave me the opportunity to soak up knowledge from some of the top chocolatiers in the industry, share ideas and learn about trends that would best be applied to KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates,” said Righi DeFendi. “I had the opportunity to create and work with so many different types of products and found an amazing naturally flavored mascarpone that worked perfectly with the Caffè & Cream piece I’d been envisioning.”

The round shape and circular design on top of the Caffè & Cream also differentiates it within the KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates line. “It’s important to our business that our pieces don’t look like every other chocolate option on the market,” said Righi DeFendi.

Each piece is made at the Craverie Chocolatier Café at Destination Kohler in Kohler, Wisconsin. The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel, owned by Kohler Co., is home to world-renowned Championship golf courses, Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa, and artfully-crafted chocolates.

History of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
The KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates story begins with turtles. And not just any run-of-the-mill turtle – a complex blend of chocolate; smoky, burnt caramel and finished with salted pecans hand-picked for their size and perfection. The turtle that went through rigorous testing, many recipe tweaks and extensive sampling was perfected by the renowned chefs at Destination Kohler and blessed by Kohler Co. CEO & Chairman, Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., to launch KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates in 2007.

Today, the original Terrapins have become the basis for an emerging chocolates business that refuses to clutter the marketplace; rather it seeks to explore limitless opportunity in taste and texture with natural raw ingredients. The Terrapins have since been expanded into four delicious varieties and the company has continued to diversify its line of chocolates.

KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates signature lines are available year-round at the Craverie Chocolatier Café and online at KohlerChocolates.com. The Craverie Chocolatier Café is one of 12 dining establishments throughout Destination Kohler, located in Kohler, Wisconsin. The resort boasts four Championship golf courses at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run and a Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa. Stay up to date on resort happenings on Facebook, facebook.com/americanclub and on Twitter, www.twitter.com/theamericanclub

For more information, please call 800-344-2838 or visit DestinationKohler.com. Stay up to date on brand and resort news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of less than 50 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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