The Joy Of Chocolate: Christmas Cacao - chocolate making & tasting

    Blend fun and focus in this tasty class that includes reflective tasting, flavour experimentation and chocolate making

    Chocolate making class

    3 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    Food at Heart, EC2A

    What you'll learn

    Channel your inner Willy Wonka and join Meredith from Food At Heart for a flavour-filled session of chocolate experimentation!

    The Joy Of Chocolate celebrates eating chocolate in a more connected and delicious way. We’ll taste different types of chocolate and experiment with some surprising, but tasty flavour combinations using beautiful Pump St bean-to-bar chocolate*.

    During this special Christmas-themed workshop, we’ll make a selection of chocolate creations that you can keep for yourself – or use as inspiration for homemade Christmas gifts.

    As well as designing and creating chocolate treats, you’ll learn how to taste chocolate properly, paying attention to different senses while doing it. We'll explore sweet and savoury aspects of cacao to give you a fully rounded appreciation of this wonderful ingredient. There will be chocolate mouthfuls to enjoy on the day, plus treats to take home.

    Your feelgood flavour adventure includes: – Guided chocolate tasting, with different percentages and different origins of dark chocolate – Flavour combining with chocolate and a range of tasty ingredients (herbs, spices, nuts, dried fruits and more…) – Tips for tempering chocolate to give you the perfect snap and shine for your own creations – A few minutes of silent tasting to finish the class

    On the chocolate menu in is: – Christmas Chocolate Bark: shards of shiny tempered chocolate topped with your favourite festive combinations – Cacao Balsamic Vinegar: an unusually tasty addition to your Christmas dishes (sweet and savoury), this is also a very different gift to give to a chocolate lover – Chilli Hot Chocolate: I’ll show you how to make a decadent, dairy free hot chocolate, full of seasonal spice (you’ll also have your own hot chocolate sachet to take away)

    Ingredients are organic & seasonal where possible. The chocolate used is dairy free dark chocolate.

    *Pump St chocolate is one of the very best British chocolates & much higher quality than what's normally used in chocolate workshops

    Are you a small group of friends?

    Hey there, 👋

    Instead of having regular timetabled classes, I run this class around your schedule.

    • You need to be a group of 5
    • I need 14 days notice
    • I am only available on Saturday, Sundays
    • I have a venue space in Food at Heart, EC2A

    If that works for you, click below to choose a date 😃

    Class location

    Food at Heart, Shoreditch

    6-8 Bonhill Street

    EC2A 4BX


    About your host, Food At Heart

    Meredith Whitely created Food At Heart for people with a real interest in food, but who also want to foster a more conscious way of eating and living. She helps people eat in a more connected, mindful and delicious way.

    Food At Heart offers invaluable lessons in how to get the most out of food and tasting, including how to enjoy cooking and creating delicious meals. Classes involve all the senses and explore how you can use this sensory understanding to taste more and cook better.

    Meredith is passionate about the type of food we eat, whether it’s delicious dark chocolate or nourishing organic salads. She believes that people should enjoy eating well, with a focus on how to make whole and unprocessed foods taste truly wonderful.

    Food At Heart workshops give students the opportunity to explore and experiment with interesting flavour combinations. The sessions bring together a healthy mixture of fun and focus. Students learn to approach food and cooking with creativity, in all its different guises, varieties and combinations, as opposed to exactly following recipes to the word.

    Food At Heart events also place much emphasis on the sustainable elements of cooking, using seasonal and organic ingredients wherever possible, with remarkable outcomes!

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.