Disset Chocolate is all about artisanal, handcrafted, gourmet chocolate. It’s about creating beautiful treats that are works of art in their look, their color, and their taste. Ursula XVII, the founder of Disset Chocolate, is a passionate chocolatier who has trained with world-renowned pastry chefs. Her background includes working at several Michelin-starred restaurants and shops in Europe and the United States.
The now Cutchogue-based Chocolatier Ursula XVII opened her brick-and-mortar shop, Atelier Disset, in Cutchogue on the North Fork earlier this year in March of 2021 so both chocolate aficionados and novices alike can really take in and experience the artisanal chocolates in an amazing retail shop (not just online).
Ursula XVII grew up in New York City. She spent most of her time after school baking muffins, cookies, and especially, playing all things chocolate.
While enjoying summers in Barcelona, she realized she was happiest in the kitchen. She decided to pursue formal training at The French Pastry School in Chicago and became a Pastry Chef. She began her career at a Michelin Starred restaurant. Her career took her to various roles at several restaurants and shops. When the time seemed right, she decided to continue her training in Europe under world-renowned chefs, like Albert Adria, on her way to becoming an acclaimed pastry chef in her own right.
She really started to know the art of chocolate after heading the pastry team at a farm-to-table restaurant in Catalonia, Spain. From there, she was recruited to help implement pastry and chocolate programs at a large upscale resort in the Hudson Valley, NY. This is where her local for exceptional flavor and Disset Chocolate was born as an e-commerce business.
Disset means “seventeen” in Catalan. Catalan is Chef Ursula XVII’s native language and seventeen is her second name “XVII.”
When Ursula XVII arrived on the North Fork three years ago, she brought all of her amazing experiences as a pastry chef and chocolatier. She trained under Claudia Fleming, the James Beard Award-winning and renowned pastry chef and then-owner of the North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, to put her skills, experience, and upcoming chocolate company over the top.
The chocolate here is always beautiful and always delicious. Only the finest ingredients are used and the utmost attention to detail are given. There’s a wonderful chocolate bar collection, Disset’s Signature Collection, and so many decadent bonbons. There are s’mores and build-your-own chocolate bar kits and snack-sized bars, too. You can pick up seasonal flavors in their special holiday assortments. You can even pick up some hot chocolate bombs and chocolate spreads as well.
A unique offering is the Honey & Chocolate Hive. These two simple, ingredients, pure honeybee honey, and cocoa have always captivated people all over the world. These two tastes are combined in a delicious presentation that will dazzle you. Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Honey, Heavy Cream, Butter, Salt are the only natural ingredients used. It’s just one of those taste-bud wowing flavor combinations. What more could you ask for?
Ode To The North Fork
Disset Chocolate creates a number of ‘Signature’ boxes of bonbons, with limited release boxes additionally introduced around holidays, season-specific themes, or special collaborations. From Chocolate Lovers to a Holiday Collection, there’s a lot to enjoy.
I’m a huge fan of what Disset Chocolate is doing with its Ode to the North Fork collection. It’s a personal favorite. Sure, these are beautiful, delicious chocolates, yes. But it’s also a very personal tribute to the North Fork and all of its bounty. From Aldo’s Espresso to Spiked Lemonade from Fishers Island. From Black Duck Porter from Greenport Brewing to Lavender by the Bay’s purple wonders, there’s a lot going on. This unique collection is a souvenir of the wonders and decadent flavors of the North Fork.
Visit the Atelier or Find Out More About This Chocolate Destination
One thing seems to be better than the next. These treats have complex flavors that always seem to deliver. I think it’s pretty safe to say that you will not go home disappointed after taking this journey in chocolate. This is a chocolate shop with a passion for chocolate that’s so easy to admire.
28080 Main Road in Cutchogue, L.I., NY 11935
Find out more by visiting dissetchocolateonline.com
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