Chocolate Explorers Master Class Day

York Cocoa Works
10 Castlegate
York
York
YO1 9RN
Multiple dates
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Chocolate Explorers Master Class Day

One of our expert chocolate makers will start the day by sharing the secrets of our cocoa and how we transform it into chocolate. You will discover our origins and learn the rich history of chocolate making in York before taking a peek into our manufactory and watching our chocolate being made. We will then conduct a special tasting where you will sample the chocolate we make from cocoa beans all around the world, experiencing the different strengths and flavour notes in our range.

You will then go on to learn the full magic of working with chocolate from the raw bean itself to making actual chocolate. We’ll share with you the secrets of the chocolate making process, to creating a rich dark chocolate of your very own. Each participant will work with the base chocolate ingredients to make their own signature blended chocolate that they can take home to use in their own chocolate creations.

After lunch we will explore the science behind chocolate tempering, as at times this can be overwhelming, however it is an essential component to being able to master chocolate. We’ll be exploring the process and the different techniques that can be used to effectively temper chocolate.

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn about our cocoa origins and how we make chocolate in our chocolate manufactory
  • Enjoy a chocolate tasting experience with our chocolate connoisseur
  • Learn how to develop flavours and qualities from each stage of the cocoa bean processing
  • Learn how to combine ingredients to create desired chocolate recipes
  • Make a personalised signature chocolate blend to your own recipe
  • Learn how to master 3 different tempering methods - slab tempering, seed tempering and our own hair dryer method.
  • By the end of the workshop you will be able to recognise and correct bloom and crystallisation errors.
  • You should be able to identify ways to effectively manage your environment to achieve perfectly tempered chocolate.
  • You will make a variety of chocolate products, including bars, shells and crystallised couverture for you to take home and work with.
  • Beautifully package up your creations so you can enjoy them or re-use them at home in your own recipes
  • Go home with recipes and your newly found chocolate knowledge

What do you take away with you?

Each participant will take home approximately 1kg of your own chocolate as well as the recipes and technical worksheets to be able to make your own and perfect your skills at home.

This workshop will take place 9.30am - 4.30pm at our Chocolate Manufactory and Academy at York Cocoa Works.

Chocolate Master Class Program

Discover more about our Chocolate Master Class series here and explore the most valuable basics.

Who is this workshop suitable for? 

Perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages and abilities who want to learn more of the secrets to create their own gorgeous chocolates at home. Please note that we recommend that children under 13 years accompanied by a full paying adult participant

Special Dietary Requirements:

It's really important to us that everyone has a wonderful experience chocolate making, which is why we want to enable every chocolate lover to be able to have a go being creative. We are able to offer most chocolate making activities with dairy free and gluten free ingredients as long as we know in advance. If you have an individual with a nut allergy we have to say that the environment can not be guaranteed as nut free, we do however limit the presence of nuts in our workshop as much as possible, we are also able to provide new and sterile equipment for individuals with highly sensitive nut allergies. Please ask individuals or the parent or guardian of an attendee to contact us at least 48 hours ahead of the workshop so we can discuss with them how best to cater for their needs and ensure they can take part fully and enjoy the results of all their hard work. 

Please contact our team on 01904 656731 or E: chocolate@yorkcocoahouse.co.uk to discuss your requirements prior to your visit and we can ensure we can create the best chocolate enjoyment for you.

We look forward to seeing you.

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York Cocoa Works
10 Castlegate
York
York
YO1 9RN
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York Cocoa Works
10 Castlegate
York
York
YO1 9RN
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