About Us

About Us

The Best Fudge on the West Coast. We specialize in small-batch, creative, multi-layered gourmet fudge made in-house in North Beach San Francisco. Free nationwide shipping over $30!

Z. Cioccolato is world famous for layered fudges using innovative and seasonal flavors. Our artisan chefs craft these fudges 6 pounds at a time featuring over 100 varities of fudge thoughout the year.
The signature flavor Peanut Butter Pie has seven different layers inside: a base of rich peanut butter fudge, baked Oreo cookies, caramel, real marshmallow, creamy milk chocolate fudge, a crumble of Heath Bar and a drizzle of peanut butter and caramel over the top.

Z. Cioccolato fudge featured on national television shows like Modern Living with Kathy Ireland, Unique Sweets and more. 



My Story

Hi, I'm Mike, the owner of Z. Cioccolato.
Sweets have always been my weakness and
retail has always been in my blood.
I was just 14 years old working as a box boy in my grandfather's department store in Humboldt County when I fell in love with retail. Years later my weakness for sweets sprang to life when I opened Lickity Split, my own frozen yogurt shop.  
After that, I found myself back in retail selling pillows for an Italian bedding company, but I couldn’t get my mind off the idea of owning my own sweets shop. 
In 2015 I learned the original owners of Z. Cioccolato were retiring and I leapt at the opportunity.  And that’s how I went from selling pillows to being a Chocolatier!