Cos-set (verb): 1. care for and protect in an overindulgent way. 2. (n) a pet, especially a pet lamb.
Cod-dle (verb): 1. treat in an indulgent or overprotective way. 2. cook (an egg) in water below the boiling point.
CODDLE & COSSET started in January, 2014 by Lindsay Clark in Vermont and continues today in Pittsburgh. Lindsay grew up in Wisconsin and later earned a BA in Human Ecology in Maine; her culinary education is largely of the learn-as-you-earn variety. A 2002 stint making and selling home-made bread at the Missoula farmers' market launched years of food work: organic vegetable farming, baking, cheesemaking, goat husbandry, more baking, a twirl in non-profit food justice, goat milk caramels as far as the eyes can see, and a formative, life-changing 5 years chocolatiering in Alaska.
The truffles of Coddle & Cosset reflect each of these chapters, as well as their creator, their home, and the season.
SO WHY "Coddle & Cosset"? One is for the philosophy and technique Lindsay brings to her truffling, in which each is an individual, a work of art, a little bird. The other speaks to the act of eating and/or gifting a bundle of chocolate borne of such attention and affection.
FALL 2017 STARTING LINE-UP
Lemon Coriander lemon confit + coriander + pistachios + white chocolate
Caramel Apple apple butter + caramelized white chocolate + flake sea salt
Turmeric & Cracked Pepper turmeric + cardamom + white chocolate
The Bleu Cheese Truffle bleu cheese + smoked sea salt + milk chocolate
Rosemary Burnt Caramel rosemary cream + burnt caramel + milk chocolate
Autumn Spice roasted butternut squash + warm autumn spices + dark chocolate
Maple & Joe espresso + maple syrup + dark chocolate
Almond Quince almond butter + membrillo + dark chocolate
Fennel & Nib - fresh Florence fennel + cacao nibs + black Hawaiian sea salt
Xocolatl chili peppers + vanilla + cinnamon + cacao nibs
Honey Chevre goat cheese + local honey + dark chocolate
Blueberry Basil fresh basil cream + blueberry jam + dark chocolate
The Cosset sheep's milk yogurt + 72% Peru dark chocolate
Fig & Pecorino fig puree + Pecorino Romano + almond + dark chocolate
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Coddle & Cosset sources direct-trade chocolate and local dairy as the canvas for local flavors.
Our truffles are made fresh, without preservatives or sweeteners.
Store at cool room temperature and enjoy within a week!
Fall 2017 subscription
Running late October through late December, Coddle & Cosset is offering a 3-month chocolate subscription. Once a month, subscribers will receive a box of 6 assorted truffles and a handcrafted 'candy bar' - a combined retail value of $20/month.
Our 3-month subscription is available at two rates: $50 for local pick-up here in Pittsburgh PA, or $75 for shipped subscriptions.
Join anytime - we will prorate your subscription option if you're late to the party.