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A lesson in chocolate from Mount Vernon's Master Chocolatier

Karen Neugebauer, Master Chocolatier and Owner of Forte Chocolates shows us how she makes her award-winning chocolates and ganache.

SEATTLE — Mount Vernon's award-winning Forte Chocolates is recognized internationally in the world of Chocolate for their hand-crafted works of edible art and is one of the most highly awarded chocolate shops in the nation.  Owner and Master Chocolatier Karen Neugebauer brought home the America's Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in the 2109 International Chocolate Awards and the World Gold in 2018 for her Sea Salt Caramel in Milk Chocolate and Rosemary Orange Caramel.

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In 2013 Karen was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Her positive outlook has inspired many and she is dedicated to spreading awareness about the disease.  Last year she participated in a "Ride Across America with MS", a cross country bike ride from Anacortes, WA to Boston, MA, challenging her self in ways she never knew she could.   

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Forte Chocolates believes that every moment of life is worth celebrating and that to celebrate chocolate is to celebrate life.  In this cooking demo, Karen demonstrates how she tempers her award-winning chocolate and rolls ganache, talks about living with MS, and about adapting when life throws you a curve. 

Support Forte's Bike Team for the Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic 2019

The Forte Farmstrong Heart of Skagit Team is currently accepting additional riders! Sign up on the Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic 2019 site or support the team by purchasing some of Forte's Bike MS Products that donate to the cause.  

Forte Chocolates, 700 S 1st Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 588-4859

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