This year's first set of Chocolate Classes were a hit, so we are rolling out with one more round before the holidays! Due to high demand we expect these classes to sell out quickly, so secure your spot today!
ADULT BEAN-TO-BAR CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS
This course is very close to our hearts as it teaches the traditional Mayan processes we use to make our single-origin stone-ground chocolate. Chocolate Maker and Expert, Patricia Tsai, will teach participants where chocolate comes from and the process starting from the tree-to-pod to bean-to-bar. At the end each participant will get to make and take home their very own custom bar!
Class Structure & What’s included
We open with a brief history of cacao and chocolate all the way back to the Mayan and Aztec people of Mesoamerica over 2,000 years ago. Participants will examine and explore the various components of chocolate and cacao. They will establish a real and physical relationship with the beginnings of where chocolate comes from. They will then taste-test the difference between European style chocolate and Mayan Stone-Ground chocolate and learn the difference between chocolatier and chocolate maker.
BYOB - wine glasses provided. **21 and up ONLY
Participants will get hands-on experience with the traditional techniques and tricks of roasting, grinding and shaping chocolate bars. Each Chocolate Maker-to-be can choose the various ingredients they want to include in their very own custom chocolate bar!