Cecilia Tessieri is the mastermind behind Amedei, located in Pontedera in the province of Pisa, Tuscany. Amedei is considered to be one of the finest chocolate producers in the world. Cecilia started her career making pralines in a small shop and took her quest further by starting to make connections with the farmers and creating her first chocolate bar after almost 8 years of research. Amedei's collection now includes 21 bars among which the Porcelana, many award-winning and limited edition bars. Amedei still offers their original line of pralines, a fusion of chocolate and Mediterranean fruit and couvertures used by the best pastry chefs in the world to craft their magnificent desserts. Amedei seeks out the best plantation and cocoa beans, the most authentic “Cru” and works with agricultural expertise and environmental consciousness.