"Beginning with notes of wet fruits like fresh berries, with a consistent cocoa note, low bitterness towards the end and a long creamy finish."

1.505.4 ha

total farm area

However, the planting process has been done in several phases
in order to maximise productivity


Successful attempts to bring/recreate the ancient varieties of cacao brought during  the 16th and 17th centuries. These varieties come mainly from Venezuela and  Mexico. The first farms were located in Haina and the Eastern region (Hato Mayor,  El Seibo, and Higüey) 

La Magdalena is located in the Sánchez Ramírez province, in the Cibao region of  the Dominican Republic. This estate is named after “Día de la Magdalena” which  was the day the farm was bought by Rizek Cacao S.A.S.

Our crowning achievement, light breaking cacao…

Bred in this single estate, few of these cacaos have survived in the Dominican  Republic but we have managed to rescue and restore their DNA. These clones  have high productivity and organoleptic quality: fresh and dried fruit, flowers,  chocolate acidity, bitterness and astringency.

  • Certified by the National Kosher Supervision

  • Chocolate Alliance Awards (2020) Bronze

  • International Chocolate Awards (Americans) Silver 2020-21)

  • International Chocolate Awards (World) Silver 2020-21)