9.30am to 5pm, 2nd September 2019
This workshop will involve both a foraging walk to find our flavours and a chocolate making workshop. We will cover making ganaches and tempering, and if there is time (foraging walks can over-run a little timewsie - there is just so much to see) we will also explore the history of cocoa and how it is made from cocoa bean to delicious chocolate.
The workshop takes place in our chocolate workroom here in beautiful Acharn (maximum numbers are 5) 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:
- identify, pick and process seasonal flavours
- 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
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 appropriate footwear for the foraging walk (and wet weather gear if needed), 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 our workshop in Acharn