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Saturday, November 10 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Specialty Cacao from the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone

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West Africa has been an area that few Craft Chocolate makers have been exploring in terms of specialty cacao. Last year Dandelion Chocolate and Meridian Cacao worked to bring the first container of specialty cacao from Sierra Leone to the US. Greg and Wynne will take you on a sensory journey to the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone which is the source of these beans. Interested to learn more about Sierra Leone and West African cacao as well as eat some tasty chocolate? Join us!

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Greg D'Alesandre

Chocolate Sourcerer, Dandelion Chocolate
Greg has been working with chocolate for over twenty years, and making chocolate for the last decade. He started making liquid nitrogen truffles in college with "borrowed" equipment from the physics lab. He's been with Dandelion Chocolate for 5 years as partial owner and Chocolate... Read More →
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Wynne McAuley

Meridian Cacao Co.
Wynne is the Director of Sales for Meridian Cacao Co., a cocoa bean importer based in Portland, Oregon that works directly with cocoa producers to import and distribute their harvest to chocolate makers worldwide. Prior to Meridian, Wynne spent 6 years working at Sustainable Harvest... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91