This year, the Amarena cottage cheese mousse of Cocó7 Chocolate Shop and Workshop won the prestigious “Dessert of Budapest” title. The general public can taste this delicacy for the first time at this year’s Sweet Days Budapest Chocolate and Sweets Festival, held between 17 September and 19 September at St. Stephen’s Basilica.
The Sweet Days Budapest Chocolate and Sweets Festival is Europe’s 4th largest outdoor sweets-themed event where visitors can taste the delicacies of the best chocolate manufacturers and confectioneries. The event was launched to provide Hungarian confectioners with an opportunity to present their most delicious creations to the general public, 24 writes.
President of the Hungarian Chocolate and Sweets Association, Csaba Rebrus, explained that the association aims to change Hungarian sweets consumption habits and move toward quality-focused sweets consumption. They have organised the Budapest Dessert Competition for the fourth time with the primary goal of
making quality Hungarian sweets reflecting the country’s traditions available to more and more people and emphasising that these desserts occupy a prominent place in Hungarian gastronomy.
The number one priority of the professional jury was to choose a cake that is delicious and can be easily prepared from ingredients available all year round. The participants appeared anonymously in front of the jury, and the main ingredients were determined before the competition; this year, confectioners had to use chocolate and cottage cheese.
The base of the Amarena cottage cheese mousse is a light cottage cheese mousse is filled with almond liqueur flavoured sour cherry compote, and the cake is dipped in cream made of cocoa butter and dark chocolate,
Bernadett Bretzné Fodor, the owner of Cocó7, told Hvg.
Bernadett opened the Cocó7 Chocolate Shop and Workshop in 2016, which got its name after her nickname, Cocó, and the number 7 represents her seven children. They sell a great variety of handmade speciality bonbons, chocolate bars, cakes and cookies. The shop also offers courses for those who want to learn how to make these delicious sweets, such as bonbon making for beginners, bonbon making for advanced level students or beginner mousse courses.