Max Josef Felchlin founded Felchin in 1908. From a simple beginning importing honey, the company grew into a chocolate factory that today supplies bakers and pastry chefs, confectioners and industrial cake producers around the world.
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Thomas Kern was born in Switzerland in 1965. Trained as a photographer in Zürich, he started working as a photojournalist in 1989. He was a founder of the Swiss photographers agency Lookat Photos in 1990. Thomas Kern has won twice a World Press Award and has been awarded several Swiss national scholarships. His work has been widely exhibited and it is represented in various collections.
Felchlin carries out every step of production in Schwyz, following a traditional process. Noble Criollo cocoa beans form the basis of the Grand Cru couvertures. Traditional roasting – carried out in small batches – allows the cocoa to fully develop its character. (All images: Thomas Kern / swissinfo.ch)