Fisherman & Chocolate Maker
Oh yeah, can't forget about the whale...
OUR CONNECTION TO THIS PLACE
Fishing, foraging and making chocolate to nourish our community
NOURISHING OUR COMMUNITY
Nestled between ocean and bay at the outermost reaches of Cape Cod, the Chequessett Chocolate team has always derived inspiration and purpose from our relationship to place. Our goal is to make chocolate that reflects this core value. Working together with our friends, our family, and our neighbors, we strive to nourish our community with sustainably sourced, wholesomely delicious chocolate.
CULTURAL LITERARY OF PLACE
Cape Cod’s beauty also appears in a vast library of cultural creations—literary, culinary, musical, and visual. Our contribution to the local food scene is just a small part of the Outer Cape’s vibrant cultural landscape. We belong to a long history of intrepid creators whose productions draw insight from the natural world.
FORAGING TO STAY CONNECTED TO HOME
For many people, the Cape and Islands are a seasonal destination, known for beaches, lobster rolls, and nautical excursions. While summertime brings exciting business, we find that this land brims over with year-round beauty and bounty. A multitude of flora and fauna flourish as the seasons progress. Wild mushrooms flush among coastal dunes and pine woods; blueberries and cranberries ripen on hidden bushes; bay scallops irrupt and wash ashore. We connect to our home by finding these seasonal ingredients in the untrodden places off well trod paths.
OF LAND AND OF SEA
The relationship between cultural richness and natural bounty appears everywhere from the poetry of Mary Oliver to the paintings of Charles Hawthorne: the enchantments of sea, dune, and sky penetrate Cape Cod’s artistry. We carry on the legacy of these creatives, preserving the Cape as one of the inspiring cultural centers of the world.
“The prolonged influence of the land and the sea is another powerful yet unseen influence of this unique area. I say unseen because the casual visitor rarely gets a chance to enjoy the solitude as well as the might of the sea and the dunes. When the dunes have lost their summer sprinkling of humanity, you can lie on a dune with the entire mass of another earth beneath your body and with no focus for the eye in the blue above this side of infinity. In the spring and fall you can stand alone on the great beach pondering the inevitable and eternal tides, sharing the fury of the storms, witnessing the ancient battle of the sea against the land, of the elemental against the emerging and feel that peace of mind and spirit that come from the contemplation of solid and grand ideas and elemental forces.In my profession, I travel up and down the Cape, but always the road leads at last to Pilgrim Heights and the unsurpassed view of Provincetown cradled in the crescent of sea and land with the Pilgrim Monument standing like a queen surveying her domain. And I always think, ‘Here indeed is a modern golden crescent of creativity and courage, the narrow town with the broad mind still sending forth its constructive and unseen influence into the ideas and ideals of the entire world”- Excerpt from “The Unseen Provincetown,” an article written in 1966 by William Dearborn Hersey, a longtime Provincetown dweller committed to the preservation of local memory and culture.
SIXTH GENERATION PROVINCETOWN FISHING FAMILY
COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE
MADE ON CAPE COD
To taste Chequessett Chocolate is to sample a small morsel of our love for the Outer Cape.