What’s in a name?
The name La Molina has distant roots. Riccardo Fattori, the Tuscan artist who coined it and who designed the company branding and packaging, wanted to pay tribute to “Molina”, the personal chocolate maker of Maria Theresa of Habsburg (or of Austria), wife of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Her nickname came from the “molinillo” (in Spanish), a special sort of whisk used to make the chocolate drink enjoyed by the queen. Fattori liked the idea of associating this venture with a woman of the people, whose name we do not even know. Hence the “cameo” logo, the profile of a woman of the people but with an aristocratic air, reminiscent of Bizet’s Carmen, with her Spanish ancestry. With the logo also came “With eyes and mouth”, the motto that has accompanied the chocolate of La Molina ever since, beautiful to behold, exquisite to eat.
Maison del Gusto offers a range of delivery options to suit your needs. We collaborate solely with DHL to guarantee the highest service and reliability.
We strongly recommend that you use a business address whenever possible for all your orders as all shipping require a signature.
|Courier||Monday to Friday||Monaco||€ 5
Free delivery for orders over € 90
|Same day delivery|
|DHL Express||Monday to Friday on all orders placed before 1 pm.
(Orders placed after this time will be dispatched within 2 working days)
|France Metropolitane*||€ 15||24 hours|
|DHL Standard||Monday to Friday||Austria - Belgium - Denmark - Finland - Germany - Greece - Ireland - Italy - Luxembourg - Netherlands - Portugal - Spain - Sweden||€ 25||2-3 working days|
|DHL Standard||Monday to Friday||Switzerland||€ 29.9||2-3 working days|
|DHL Standard||Monday to Friday||Japan||€ 47 (up to 5kg)||2-3 working days|
Other countries: Priced by quote. Please contact us.
* Some islands (considered as “remote areas”) have normally different shipping rates. Please contact us for further information.
* An extra surcharge of €40, on top of the current flat shipping rate, will apply to all shippings to Corse.
* Delivery cost for Switzerland includes all taxes and any custom fees.
Enjoy wine at Cave temperature for all Monaco deliveries
For all Monaco orders, all wines and champagne will be delivered at cave temperature within an hour. So if you are planning to go to a friend's dinner or an aperitivo after work, trust us to deliver you with best and just right food and wine combination to impress, enjoy and share. Please email us or call us on +377 97708711.
Make a personalised Gusto Box or A Gourmet Gift
Create a truly unique, perfectly personal gift for that special someone with our Make Your Own Gusto Box. Whether you are looking to delight a friend or surprise a loved one, to thank, to congratulate or simply to say 'I am thinking of you…" the Gusto Box will make that perfect, personally relevant gift.
Browse our wide selection of gourmet food, fine wines and artisan beers and wishlist your favourites. Our personal shoppers are on hand to help you select beautiful flavour combinations to suit specific occasions or tastes. Please email us or call us on +377 97708711 – our team is ready to help.
Delight and surprise partners and teams. Discover a highly tailored offering with a range of options to suit every context – from a seasonal thank you to a milestone deal. Handmade Gusto Boxes make exceptional company gifts; finding the ideal present for valued business partners can be a difficult proposition, from taste to perceived value. The Gusto Box serves this with true-quality handpicked, internationally sourced food and drink that speaks of investment on your part – while appealing to the most discerning of tastes and sensitive of circumstances. Company logos personalisations are also possible. Please email us or call us on +377 97708711 – our team is ready to discuss all your needs.
How May We Help You?
At Maison del Gusto we want to share with you. We have made it our mission to search the globe for the finest, most extraordinary foods and wines. Our goal is to offer products that meet our — and your — uncompromising standards. We believe that fine food should be enjoyed at its most authentic and original. Our commitment to you is to continue this quest for excellence. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us or call us on +377 97708711.