Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier
World class Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett has become internationally recognized as a master truffle specialist for his unique truffle petit four – the Velvet Truffle®, created for high end dining, events and VIP gift boxes.
|Iain has developed the young family business into an unusually highly trained and passionate team delivering rare artisan quality to Michelin chefs, Master Distillers and discerning hotels and businesses. Pairings he has created over 10 years have been revolutionary in broadening market appeal through activations in the high end alcoholic drinks industry.
After training under great Chocolatiers of the Belgian, Swiss and French schools he has gained recognition as an artisan of rare quality chocolates with a long list of national and international awards. The extreme level of craftsmanship he demands from his team and his specially equipped chocolate kitchens ensure consistently high quality.
He uses a rare premium-grade cacao from the South Atlantic island of São Tomé. Rich volcanic soils add to the powerful and intense flavour of his 71% cocoa chocolate. It offers an exceptionally long journey through the palate with an unusually wide range of floral and aromatic notes with sweet touches, from red fruits to spices. Carefully altering methods and combinations allows him to pull quite different flavour characteristics from this fantastic range. Iain Burnett’s location in Scotland’s Highland Perthshire allows direct access to his other essential ingredients – Europe’s most renowned dairy, apiary and berry farms.