About the event
Our workshops involve tasting and making chocolates, as well as talking about it! We can explore the history of cocoa and how it is made from cocoa bean to delicious chocolate; learn about making ganaches and tempering chocolate. They take place in our village hall, the Comrades Hut, here in beautiful Acharn (maximum numbers are 10) and we use normal kitchen equipment so that by the end of the workshop you should know enough to be able to make your own simple chocolates at home.
Having the whole day enables you to learn more about the two essential techniques to chocolate making – making ganaches, and tempering.
You will learn how to:
- make your own flavoured ganache; depending on the time of year (and the weather) you might be able to forage for the flavour
- roll truffles
- temper chocolate
- dip and decorate the chocolates
We can also cover moulding and using transfer sheets if needed.
Along the way we will taste chocolates from around the world, chat chocolate, get covered in chocolate and at the end of the workshop you will have lovely chocolates to take home.
Costs will include refreshments and lunch, hands-on introduction to chocolate making and take home all the chocolates that you have made
All chocolate and equipment will be provided, but do bring an apron and wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting chocolate smeared! Chocolate making is gloriously messy.
Once you have booked your place, we will send you a confirmation email with directions to the hall in Acharn
For further details phone Charlotte 01887 830307, email or booking available through links below
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location and instructions: The Hall