Swiss company will grow hazelnuts in Lagodekhi municipality (Georgia)


Swiss company will grow hazelnuts in Lagodekhi municipality (Georgia)

01/30/2020

Hazelnuts plan to use for the production of chocolate bars Ragusa

Swiss chocolate company Camille Bloch will grow hazelnuts in Georgia – a large hazelnut plantation will be broken up in the Lagodekhi municipality. This was reported by News-Georgia with reference to the press service of the Government of Georgia.

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Georgian Prime Minister George Gaharia met with Camille Bloch Executive Director Daniel Bloch.

Daniel Bloch is a third-generation chocolatier; his grandfather founded Camille Bloch. Managing a large company, Bloch is trying to combine traditional family recipes and modern technology. All production is focused on the environmental safety of sweets.

Camille Bloch became interested in growing hazelnuts in Georgia in 2017. The company chose a location for its garden for a long time and ultimately settled on Kakheti. Not far from Lagodekhi Camille Bloch acquired a plot of over 650 hectares.

They plan to use hazelnuts for the production of Ragusa chocolate bars – together with Torino it is one of the most famous products of the eminent Swiss chocolateria.

See also: The area of ​​hazelnut plantations of the Georgian company GeoAgro by the spring will grow to 613 ha

The company intends to cultivate hazelnuts in Kakheti using new technologies, which will ensure high yield and plant resistance. As part of the investment, Camille Bloch will have to conduct retraining courses and share its experience with Georgian farmers.

It is expected that 40 people will be employed in the company’s lagodekh economy.

“The government is ready to support the opening of a company’s production in Georgia to promote the development of high-tech enterprises in the agricultural sector,” Gaharia said at the meeting.

The Swiss company Camile Bloch annually produces about 3.7 thousand tons of chocolate, almost completely consumed by the Swiss. Less than 900 kilograms are exported to the world confectionery market.

Based on high quality and limited supply, the prices for the products of the family factory of Camille Bloch are quite high. Camile Bloch’s demand for chocolate is particularly high in Western and Northern Europe.

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