Masters of their Craft: Daniel Sklaar of FINE & RAW Chocolate


“It’s more than a flavor… it’s emotional.” That’s founder and chocolatier-in-chief of FINE & RAW, Daniel Sklaar, describing his passion (and perhaps yours) for chocolate.

We visited his studio and small-batch chocolate factory in Brooklyn to get a sense of what inspires and drives him on the day-to-day. Hint: it has to do with a quality product — not difficult when he’s creating some of the most delicious organic, and yes, raw, chocolate we’ve ever tasted. Sklaar says, “This is pure pleasure.” We’re pretty sure you’ll agree, but watch the video for proof of your own. It’s part of our Masters of their Craft series, presented in partnership with Woodford Reserve. We’ve been investigating heritage-driven artisans and creatives of all stripes; be sure to check out the rest of our coverage.