Criollo is the most valuable variety of cacao and came close to being lost. Criollo is rare and fragile cacao that represents only 0,001% of the cocoa produced in the world. Thanks to Gianluca's Criollo Project, founded in 1994, Domori has recovered this precious variety of cacao, setting up the Hacienda San José, the largest Criollo plantation in the world in Venezuela.
The quality of Criollo cacao is unparalleled. As it lacks tannins, which give the product its harshness and astringency, Criollo has a creaminess, roundness and sweetness that is unique in the world. Thanks to its unique sensory qualities, chocolate made with Criollo cacao plays a leading role in the hands of the best pastry artisans. When combined with great technique and experience, it guarantees memorable creations.