From their launch in 2003, Master Chocolatier and Pastry Chef duo, Laurent Maric and Tim Clark, have lent decades of cumulative excellence in the realm of fine desserts, to the creation of impeccably handcrafted chocolates, macarons and pastries under the Cacao brand.  

Seeking to craft a product reflecting elements of flawless quality and unique innovation, whilst maintaining the authenticity and elegance of tradition, the team of passionate artisans at Melbourne-based Cacao take a creative approach that truly celebrates the artistry of handcrafted chocolate. 

Using premium Belgian couverture chocolate for its renowned flavour and texture, as well as sustainable source in West Africa and Indonesia, the quality of each raw ingredient going into their luxurious range is something they never compromise on. Crafted from natural ingredients of the highest quality, both locally and abroad, their vision remains respectful of the origin of each ingredient, showcasing their bold and beautiful natural flavours – complemented by traditional French techniques, innovative twists of flavour and unique design. 

Looking to partner with craftspeople who place an utmost importance on both the quality, and origin of their artisan ingredients, the brand retains a close relationship with suppliers – sourcing locally wherever the opportunity remains. 

With Father’s Day just around the corner, the skilled team at Cacao has developed a range of thoughtful and considered gift sets, perfect for the special occasion. 

A box set of three, their handmade chocolate cigars are made using the finest Belgian chocolate, and a delicately crisp outer shell that snaps with each bite. Filled with a rich and silky chocolate ganache, and rolled in cocoa powder, each handmade cigar is finished with a custom designed Father’s Day wrap, and presented in their sleek signature box with matching Father’s Day sleeve.

Pairing their signature macarons and chocolate products with a limited edition gin from fellow locals at The Melbourne Gin Company, the gin hamper showcases some of the best handcrafted goods the city has to offer. Featuring The Single Shot limited edition gin, a 12 piece assortment of macarons, as well as a selection of decadent handmade chocolates, the set comes wrapped in a stylish leather bound black velvet gift box, perfect to present on Father’s Day.

A true classic to finish off the Father’s Day collection, the Whisky Hamper celebrates one of Japan’s most luxurious whiskies, matured in the uniquely opulent Mizunara oak. Comprising of a Sinobu Pure Malt 10 Years old Mizunara Oak Whisky, alongside an assortment of thoughtfully selected chocolates. Perfectly wrapped and ready to present, it’s the ultimate Father’s Day gift.