Over the length of the six-month-long Universal Exposition, meetings and tasting sessions will take place at the Cacao e Cioccolato Cluster, for which Eurochocolate is the Official Cluster Content Provider, involving partners such as Slow Food, Italian- and internationally-renowned pastry-makers, and representatives of cocoa-producing cooperatives from around the world.
Vanini and Slow Food
Vanini, ICAM’s new line of premium chocolate made from the finest cocoa sourced from meticulously-selected plantations, is the star of tasting seminars led by Slow Food Master of Food lecturers.
Twelve dates are scheduled in English and Italian, presenting Vanini chocolate alongside a selection of Slow Food products: spirits, wine, beer and tisanes.
These events run from 22 May to 23 October at the Eurochocolate Roof Garden, above the Italian Chocolate Districts pavilion, between: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Italian, and between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in English.
The Roof Garden is also hosting tasting sessions sponsored by Caffè Milani, which is presenting the most esteemed and aromatic blends of coffee for heightening and appreciating the aromatic notes of Vanini chocolate.
Top Pastry-makers and the Professional Line
Some 65 chocolate-making and pastry-making professionals from Italy and around the world will be demonstrating ICAM Professional Line products at a special workstation in the Italian Chocolate Districts pavilion at events that run from early May to 14 October.
Pasty-makers including Luca Galli from Goloseria Galli in Livigno, and Romeo Viganotti from Genoa, along with a host of leading lights in chocolate- and pastry-making will be offering visitors unique taste-led experiences in which ICAM’s chocolate heritage is blended with typical ingredients from different parts of Italy.
ICAM and Sustainability
During Expo Milano 2015, ICAM will be hosting delegations of cocoa-growers from the countries where the company purchases its raw materials. These countries include Peru, the Dominican Republic and Uganda. Growers will tell their stories about sustainability and the virtuous partnership with the historic company from Lecco.
The first event on Biodiversity in Latin America, on May 26, will focus specifically on Peru. ICAM will be presenting the work it has carried out in these areas with the Aprocam cooperative, and will talk with the Slow Food Foundation about biodiversity in Peru.
ICAM AND SCHOOLS. THE ABC OF COCOA
ICAM is opening its doors to schools through two dedicated projects in which children find out how the supply chain transforms cocoa into chocolate, while at the same time promoting education in healthy eating. These events will take place at the Cocoa and Chocolate Cluster Theatre. Six meetings will be led by Slow Food trainers, while every day from Monday to Friday, between midday and 1 p.m, children can attend workshops organized in partnership with the PIME (Pontificio Istituto Missioni Estere).
In attachment the schedule of events for May
For more info, visit: www.cocoachocolatecluster.org; www.icamcioccolato.com; www.icamprofessionale.it; and www.vaninicioccolato.com