Best Chocolatiers in Switzerland

Chocolatier and Chocolate Maker: What’s the difference?

Once you know the difference between a chocolatier and a chocolate maker, you will respect both of them. A chocolate maker, or manufacturer, produces chocolate, not chocolates. A fine distinction, to be sure. The chocolate maker processes raw cacao beans into a product such as chocolate liquor or couverture. The chocolatier makes confectionery from that chocolate. On the Tour de Chocolat, you’ll meet and work with both top chocolatiers and chocolate makers.

The Chocolatier: Creator of Confections

Every chocolatier we interviewed expressed the highest admiration for the master chocolate maker—the one who creates the basic ingredient the chocolatier will work with—couverture. The chocolate makers, after executing the many steps required to finally achieve a finished chocolate bar, are excited to turn over their product to an inspired chocolatier to see what exciting creations will emerge and excite the palates of awaiting chocolate connoisseurs. Chocolatiers are the artisans; they imagine and create flavors, textures, and designs that complement the chocolate and elevate the sensory experience.

As you nibble on heavenly pieces of chocolate artistry remember that it takes the genius of both the chocolate maker and the chocolatier to deliver that bite of bliss.

Best Chocolatiers in Switzerland

Multiple locations throughout Switzerland

Läderach –
     Shops located throughout Switzerland

Teuscher –
     Bahnhofstrasse, 8001 Zurich
     Rue du Rhone 2, 1204 Genève

Geneva Area

     Rue de Rive 4, 1204 Genève

Stettler-Castricher –
     Rue du Rhone 69, 1207 Genève
     Avenue Blanc 49 – 1202 Genève
    Rue de Berne 10, 1201 Genève

La Chocolaterie
     Place du Molard 3, 1204 Genève
     3 other shops in Genève
     Quai des Bergues 19, 1201 GenèveSwiss Chocolatier
     Chemin de la Chocolaterie 2, 1290 Versoix 

     Passage des Lions, 1204 Genève
     Rue Saint-Joseph 12, 1227 Carouge

     Rue du Mont-Blanc 5, 1201 Genève

     Rue Rousseau, 29, 1201 Genève
     (8 locations in Genève) 

     Quai du Mont Blanc 3, Genève

Du Rhone  
    Rue de la Confederation 3, 1211 Genève

     Place du Bourg-de-Four 12, 1204 Genève

Lausanne, Montreux area (Canton Vaud)

CH-01 Pure Chocolate –
     Chemin de Longeraie 101, 1052 Le Mont sur Lausanne

Lucien Moutarlier –
     Grand Rue 4, 1071 Chexbres (fabrication)
     Grand Rue 44, 1820 Montreux
     Place de la Palud 7, 1003 Lausanne
     Grand Rue 1, 1095 Lutry               

Durig  –
     Avenue d'Ouchy 15, 1006 Lausanne
     Rue du Bourg 5, 1003 Lausanne

    Avenue Mon-Repos 14, 1005 Lausanne
    Route de la Croix-Blanche 38, 1066 Epalinges

Chocolaterie Wuthrich
     Avenue Juste-Olivier 11, 1006 Lausanne

     Avenue de la Harpe 27, 1007 Lausanne

Confiserie Zurcher – www.confiserie-zurcher.chLaderach Chocolate Store
     Avenue du Casino 45, 1820 Montreux


Burkhard -
     Bahnhofstrasse 3, 2500 Biel

Schuh –
     Grand Café Restaurant Schuh, 3800 Interlaken


Raffin –
     Avenue de la Gare 59, 1870 Monthey
     Rue de Grand-Verger 16, 1920 Martigny

David l’Instant Chocolat –
     Avenue de la Gare 17a, 1950 Sion
     Avenue de la Gare 6, 3963 Crans-Montana

Hedinger –
     Rue Colomb 3, 1860 Aigle

La Chocolaterie Jeremy Ramsauer –
     Avenue Général Guisan 5, Sierre
     Grand Rue 2 et 61, 1844 Villeneuve

Zurich Area

Sprüngli –
     Various locations in Zurich.

     Rennweg 53, 8001 Zurich           

Max Chocolatier
     Schweizerhofquai 2b, 6004 Luzern
     Schusselgasse 12, 8001 Zurich

Schober Café & Konditorei –
     Napfgasse 4, 8001 Zurich

Aeschbach –
     ChocoWorld, manufacturing, and shops: ChocoDromo 1a, 6037 Root
     EKZ, 6312 Steinhausen
     Banhofstrasse 22, 6300 Zug
     Marktgasse 9, 8001 Zurich

    Landstrasse 122, 5430 Wettingen


Beschle -
     Centralbahnstrasse 9, 4051 Basel
     4 locations in Basel

Xocolatl - Xocolatl
    Marktgasse 6, 4051 Basel 

St. Moritz (Canton Graubunden)

               Via Maistra 8,  7500 St Moritz


Bachmann –
     Various locations in Luzern

Kurmann -     
     Bahnhofstrasse 7, 6003 Luzern  Making chocolate

Schwarzenberger -
     Unterdorf 20, 6403 Küssnacht 


al Porto -
     Via Pessina 3, 6900 Lugano
     Six locations in Lugano, Locrno, and Ascona

Vanini - 
     Piazza della Riforma 1, 6900 Lugano

Münger -
     Via Luvini 4, 6900 Lugano
     Lungolago Motta, 6815 Melide

Meet the Best Chocolatiers in Switzerland

You will learn the guarded secrets of these artisans when you travel on Alpenwild’s Tour du Chocolate: A Culinary Adventure in Switzerland. Each day there is a special chocolate event—create your own chocolate truffles, visit with a top chocolatier and taste their finest, explore single source chocolate from a dozen locales, learn tempering technique, discover how to make rich and unforgettable chocolate ice cream, and relax in a chocolate café with a cup of the world’s richest hot chocolate. Just enough chocolate each day to fill you with delight. Interspersed between the chocolate events you will visit a medieval castle, take a sunset cruise on Lake Lucerne, ride a cog railway to a mountain summit, visit the home of Gruyere cheese, and other cultural and culinary delights.