Chocolate Through Time 10am -4pm
*MAXIMUM NUMBER FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS 8*
Experience chocolate the best way possible, by learning about its history whilst tasting and making a series of treats from its culinary past.
Food historian Nick Trustram Eve will lead you through the development of chocolate since its origins with the Olmecs in southern Mexico, through to the early modern times with the development of the chocolate bar.
The day will start with a little background history (and a little bit of science) of chocolate, and you will get to experience the early technique for grinding chocolate. You will try some early hot chocolate recipes and also practice some basic skill for melting chocolate and making some simple chocolates.
In the afternoon you will go on to create some more chocolate treats including truffles and dipped fruits, whilst looking at how to create, store and package any chocolate gifts for Christmas presents.
Please bring an apron as none can be provided on the day. You might also want to bring an airtight food storage box for any goodies left over at the end of the day.
Recipes will be provided during the day for you to take away, but you might want to bring a notebook to add any extra details.
Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself.
Refreshments are provided on each day but not lunches.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park
*Please bring a packed lunch, own drinking vessel & face mask if you would like to wear one*
Attendees must be over 16.
Please read our Covid19 / CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION before attending.