Introduction to Chocolate Making

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This is the ideal one-day course for anyone with a passion for all things chocolate. As you master the art of producing your own artisan chocolate, you’ll gain the skills, confidence and knowledge to be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious home-made treats.

Your expert teacher, Ross Sneddon, who is a multi-award-winning pastry chef and chocolatier will encourage you to experiment with a range of flavours. You will explore the attributes of various beans, learning about their origin and the importance of terroir.

This hands-on day will begin with a chocolate tasting, leading on to an overview of various chocolate making techniques. You will learn about the importance of tempering and be given the opportunity to try it as create delicious products including:

  • Chocolate bars
  • Truffles
  • Ganache

Everything you make will be available for you to take home. The School of Artisan Food makes a conscious effort to reduce waste and packaging. Students are welcome to bring their own containers to transport their food home. Learn more here ...

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as a buffet style lunch prepared by our team of chefs. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

The School's location on the beautiful Welbeck Estate means our chocolate making courses are easily accessible to visitors from nearby cities such as Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds and Lincoln.

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

‘A very enjoyable day with a great insight into chocolate making.'


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