Julia Balassa-Myracle’s appreciation for chocolate began at an early age while growing up in Southern Mexico and Guatemala. Her enthusiasm for chocolate grew into a chocolate covered kaleidoscope of ideas for flavors and products. After graduating as a Master Chocolatier from a Canadian Chocolate Academy, she opened her Washington State certified chocolate manufacturing facility. Her hand-crafted gourmet truffles and chocolates are produced in the old European tradition. Julia is a discerning connoisseur and master of her trade. Julia’s culinary talents don’t stop with chocolate. She is a master at authentic Guatemalan and Mexican cuisine and is a fantastic and approachable instructor!