Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates
Daily: 11a - 7p
Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates is a small family-run chocolate business, currently located at 1445 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo, CA. Mama Ganache was originally founded by former Cal Poly Food Science Instructor, Chef Tom Neuhaus, and his wife Eve, Mama Ganache is now under the ownership of the Taylor Family, owners of Stafford’s Chocolates in Porterville and Los Olivos, California. Stafford's Chocolates has been making gourmet handcrafted chocolate, using fresh, local ingredients from the Central Valley of California for over 30 years. The Taylor family has continued Mama Ganache's tradition of bringing the finest organic, ethically-sourced chocolates to the Central Coast. Featuring house-made bean-to-bar chocolates from around the world, vegan-friendly, soy, and dairy-free options, Stafford’s and Mama Ganache offer something sweet for everyone!
Mama Ganache’s retail shop features handmade truffles, barks, and specialty items unique to our region. The production facility will be located below the retail shop and visitors will have the opportunity to see fresh chocolate confections being made daily. Chocolate-making classes and other private events will also be available.
The chocolate family also includes the Swedish Candy Factory in Solvang, CA. The Swedish Candy Factory is the only bakery in the United States making authentic, handmade Polkagris. This Swedish candy stick was invented in 1859 in Granna, Sweden, and remains a popular candy tradition. Visitors to their Solvang location can witness the 150-year-old baking process using no artificial sweeteners, chemicals, or preservatives.