Our Story

Fritz Knipschildt - ChocolatierFor over 20 years House of Knipschildt has been renowned for creating exquisite quality artisan chocolate.

Fritz Knipschildt started out on his journey to present the world with the most exquisite chocolates in his small apartment kitchen back in 1999 in Connecticut, US. As a young adventurous chef and immigrant from Denmark, his passion and dedication to constantly setting the bar for what is possible and durable in the world of fine chocolates and confectionary, has always been - and is more than ever today - a corner stone of House of Knipschildt.

Fritz Knipschildt’s early passion and innovative ideas to creatively infuse elements from the savory kitchen into the world of chocolate and confection have been highly awarded at numerous national and international food competitions through the last decade and is frequently showcased on national TV stations like The Food Network and CNBC as well as in major publications like the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Oprah Magazine.

Pursuing the American dream founded on traditional European chocolate craftsmanship, the philosophy behind House of Knipschildt rests on this desire to constantly improve the confectionary experience to provide customers with the highest value imaginable.

This is achieved by letting imagination and creativity run free to create out of the ordinary quality products, showing love, care and respect for the individual ingredients, processes and people in everything step of the way.

The brands of House of Knipschildt, Knipschildt Chocolatier and Chocopologie are both built on this philosophy, which has been an essential driver for their continued success and ability to constantly surprise and satisfy customers around the world.

Knipschildt Chocolatier is the oldest brand of House of Knipschildt and delivers preeminent quality handmade, hand-painted and hand packed artisan chocolate. For Knipschildt Chocolatier, Fritz Knipschildt combines exquisite old European craftsmanship, intriguing avant-garde flavor combinations and state-of the art handpicked natural ingredients to create artistic customized chocolate pieces.

Each new chocolate collection presents a unique and inspiring interpretation of chocolate perfection currently made only available at the Knipschildt Chocolatier web boutique and exclusively selected retailers such as Dean & Deluca.