The company was founded in Fossano, in the province of Cuneo, producing the famous Rum Cuneese. Over time, passion, creativity and untiring drive for excellence, the distinguishing features of true master chocolate makers, led to the expansion of its initial product varieties with highly original combinations and flavors, to create a range of unmistakable specialties. Cream pralines, Liquor Cuneesi, the original Basin ëd Fusan, Cioccogrissino, Cioccobella, Cioccomellows and Nocciolotti all tell of the company’s strong ties with the local territory, and many of its products are made with authentic Langhe hazelnuts from Piedmont.
Genuine products created up from a history of excellence, from the finest ingredients, passion for good and simple things made with the respect of the tradition, thanks to the experience handed down by our great Maître Chocolatier: Giuseppe Mandrile.
A love which is daily renewed for over thirty years, the one for our craft; passion has always been the main ingredient of our preparations. Mandrile Melis is a wonderful creative laboratory, which prepares extraordinary sweets, with the enthusiasm and the desire to experiment ever-new combinations of taste.
The varied Piedmontese landscape offers top quality raw materials. From vineyards in the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato hills, renowned DOC and DOCG wines are gained and appreciated all over the world. Here is produced the Tonda Gentile hazelnut also, a unique product of its kind.
The main ingredient of our recipes is the Tonda Gentile Trilobata from Langhe hills, selected and roasted by our Maître Chocolatier, to be refined in a velvety and fragrant paste, or finely chopped into a crunchy grain, or used whole, to better enjoy the unique aroma and delicate flavor.
Only fresh milk and free-range eggs for our custard, handmade and immediately blended with selected ingredients and poured into the delicious milk cup, milk or dark chocolate-covered. Alcohol-based creams benefit from a slow rest: over 96 hours at controlled temperature and humidity, in order to enhance the peculiarities of each liqueur.
Love for our deep roots and for the precious fruits of our territory, makes us careful to the zero kilometer production and to check food origins. We carry out a careful and wise ingredients selection for our preparations, for maximum freshness and quality.