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Dorset Chocolatier

In 2019, my Dad spied an advert in the local paper from a retiring chocolatier who was hanging up his chocolate stilettos and was searching for someone to take on his chocolate business and continue the Chocolate Arthouse adventure. Having never worked with chocolate before, I went along to one chocolate lesson, watched endless videos and joined a chocolatier group on Facebook and taught myself how to make delicious chocolates.

I absolutely LOVE working with chocolate and feel so lucky to be able to do this every day. When I’m not in the chocolate kitchen or out at a market, you’ll be able to find me on the farm attending to the horses, lambs or ducks.

– Claudia X

As Chocolate Arthouse has grown, we’ve had the opportunity to visit some incredible places with our chocolates and meet oodles of chocoholics along the way. From Bovington Tank Museum, to Frome Chocolate Festival, to Symondsbury Estate in Bridport, we’ve attended lots of events throughout the South West and can’t wait to keep getting out and exploring the world with chocolate!

In 2023, we started selling in our first stockist, 1855 in Sturminster Newton which was a huge step on the chocolate adventure.

In 2024, we’re moving to a much larger premises in Bishops Caundle. Once we’ve finished putting all the finishing touches together, we can’t wait to open our doors and show you all what we’ve been working on. This year, we’re not only introducing a whole load of new products but also are going to start running Chocolate workshops so you can come along and learn how we make our beautiful artisan chocolates in our new kitchen (we’re sure there will be plenty of samples along the way too).

Handmade artisan chocolates

Handcrafted chocolates proudly created in our tiny chocolate emporium in Dorset. Discover the joy of tasting truly fresh handmade chocolates from Dorset with our boxes, bars and beautiful show-stoppers.

Handcrafted designer chocolates

Here are Chocolate Arthouse we create handmade chocolates, chocolate gifts and chocolate bars from our chocolate emporium in Dorset. Try our delicious range of flavours and experience truly artisan chocolates.