Introduction to Chocolate Making


Satisfy your sweet tooth and discover a new level of luxury as you master the art of producing your own artisan chocolate. This course is for anyone with a passion for all things cacao.

Shelly Preston is an experienced and knowledgeable patissière and chocolatière and has recently started her own bean to bar chocolate lab near the School. A very popular teacher, with her you will gain the confidence to experiment with a range of sweet and savoury flavours. You will explore the attributes of various beans and learn how and where they are grown.

This hands-on day will begin with a chocolate tasting and an overview of various chocolate making techniques. You will learn the importance of tempering and how this is completed as you work in pairs to create a range of products including:

  • Chocolate bars
  • Truffles
  • Ganache
  • Salted caramels

Everything that is made is available to take home.

This course includes light refreshments and lunch.

All ingredients, equipment and recipes are provided by the School.

‘Fantastic! Friendly, helpful and pitched just at the right level.’

‘A very enjoyable day with a great insight into chocolate making, I really enjoyed her practical and the fun side.’

'Shelly was a superb teacher full of very good information, professionalism and very efficient.'


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Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Duration: 1.0 day(s)

Cost: £145.00

Subjects: Chocolate


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