Chocolaterie Stettler & Castrischer, Geneva

Chocolaterie Stettler & Castrischer, Geneva

The product of merge of two historic chocolate houses, Stettler and Castrischer, the Stettler & Castrischer Chocolaterie is the multiple laureate of the Quality Certificate of the Year. This fact alone is a good proof that quality does come first in this shop.

One of its forefathers, the famous Stettler Chocolate Factory, renowned far beyond the Swiss borders for making traditional, high-quality chocolates, was founded by Paul Stettler in 1947. Awarded for quality at the Culinary Art exhibition in Bern in 1954, the factory continued to perpetuate tradition and know-how throughout decades. The Stettler flagship creation is the famous pavé de Genève.

Its partner, the Castrischer confectionery pastry shop, is the brainchild of an enthusiast from Boulevard du Pont d'Arves, and dates back to 1964. For many decades, its legendary, mouth watering Black Forest cake has adorned numerous Sunday tables throughout Switzerland and further afield. Equally loved by young and old, it serves as a sort of “bridge crossing generation gap”.

Needless to say that the passing of know-how remains a top priority at Stettler and Castrischer to this very day.

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm.

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Sight Name: Chocolaterie Stettler & Castrischer
Sight Location: Geneva, Switzerland (See walking tours in Geneva)
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