Sometimes in life you have to roll the dice. After nearly 20 years in the television news industry, that's exactly what Laura Case did.
She set aside her Emmy nominated, award-winning, Executive Producing hat and picked up an apron. Case attended the French Pastry School in Chicago and trained under some of the best Chef's in the world. Case earned her L'Art de Patisserie certificate in 2004 and discovered her love for creative gourmet truffles.
With unending support and help from friends and family, "Beijo de Chocolat" was born. It's Portugese and French and means "kiss of chocolate." Beijo is known for its unique twist on the traditional, Brazilian Brigadeiro. It's a luscious, creamy chocolate that Case encases in Belgian dark or milk chocolate.
For seven wonderful years, Beijo was a staple in Chicago's North Park neighborhood. In 2016, Case decided to move Beijo back home to Michigan. It's now thriving in beautiful, Petoskey, Michigan.
Over the years, Case's unique, handmade truffles have gained world-wide recognition. Beijo de Chocolat was named one of the best chocolate shops in the country six years in a row.
In 2016, Case was named a United States Grand Master Chocolatier.