Customers are very welcome to visit the workshop at Gilberts Corner (hence the name!) If you would like to see where your chocolates are produced please email Jane to arrange a suitable time.
Chocolatier based in Somerset
Gilbert & Swayne was created by Jane Swayne in 2013 and is based in a converted barn, overlooking Glastonbury Tor, in the village of Baltonsborough, Somerset. After an initial course at Meneer Chocola in the Hague, Jane completed her training with World Master chocolatier Ruth Hinks of Cocoa Black.
‘Our approach to chocolate making is to use natural ingredients, fresh flavours and, as far as possible, locally sourced products’.
Handmade Chocolates, Fresh Ingredients
The morello cherries, Apple Eau de Vie & Cider Brandy are all produced by the Somerset Cider Brandy Company. Coffee beans are sourced & roasted by Reads Coffee, based in Sherborne. When in season the herbs are harvested from the garden at Gilbert’s Corner. All the chocolate used is either certified Fair Trade (Classic Collection) or single origin organic (Brompton and Somerset Cider Brandy Collections).
‘It’s really important to us that we only use chocolate sourced from plantations where the employees receive a living wage and have decent working conditions’.