Dan Pearson was working in Peru with his stepson Brian Horsley when they stumbled on a species of cocoa long thought extinct. Even better, the trees had mutated to produce highly prized white beans! Following their discovery, Dan and Brian partnered with local farmers and the world’s top chocolate experts to produce the next big thing in chocolate — Fortunato No.4 — debuting at food expos this month.
Dan Pearson, founder of Marañón Chocolate
Franz Ziegler, world renowned pastry chef, chocolatier, and chocolate consultant, author of Magic Chocolate and Chocolate Fantasy