It was in the late 50’s, when Gardini brothers' grand-parents, Filippo and Mentana, opened a bakery shop. In 1965, Maria, the daughter, and her husband, Gastone, decided to carry on with the bakery activity, dedicating themselves to pastries production, which gave them great satisfaction. As a result, in 1976 they gave birth to the famous pastry shop Pasticceria Le Perle, located in Lido di Spina (FE), which still represents the favorite destination of many gourmands coming from all over Emilia Romagna.
The sweet smell of bread, croissants, and creams accompanied their childhood and adolescence. After finishing their studies, the traditional family passion got the upper hand and, in 1987, they started their activity in a small workshop in Forlì, where their adventure in the fascinating world of chocolate began.
The company has considerably grown during these years. Their passion has increased with the passing of the time. They have studied chocolate, tasted it, and moulded it, creating unique forms and incomparable flavors.
As they say: "Our map is the experience, our compass is the quality, which we pursue by carefully selecting the best provenance of cocoa, employing exclusively Italian dried fruit and choosing excellent regional wine and food products. Only in this way, we can offer artisanal chocolate, with a unique hearth, essence and incomparable personality."
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