Chocolate Master Class Weekend - Cocoa to Chocolate

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As of 18th March 2020, our Chocolate Making Workshops and Scheduled Tours are postponed whilst the country deals with these extensive challenges. We look forward to you joining us once more and in the meantime, we invite you to make reservations for our forthcoming masterclasses. We will contact you at least one week prior to the workshop you have reserved to notify you if we are able to recommence our scheduled program.

We thank you for your continued support and understanding and look forward to welcoming you to our Chocolate Manufactory again soon. Keep a look out for our chocolate making kits and online tutorials that we hope to launch shortly. 

There is no fee attached to making a workshop reservation, payments will be taken either one week prior to the event or on the day of the event.


Create your own chocolate with us, selecting your own cocoa beans before learning how to roast, winnow, blend and conch your own chocolate before turning it into chocolate bars and truffles to your own design. Participants will take home approximately 2 kg of their own chocolate recipe and creations together with lots of hints and tips to be able to make chocolates easily at home.

This 2 day workshop covers the basic principles of working with chocolate, it's a weekend of chocolate learning, fun and indulgence a perfect introduction for a budding chocolate maker, chocolatier or baker to train and develop their skills and understanding of the chocolate making process.

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn how chocolate is made from the cocoa beans 
  • Learn the basic principles of roasting, blending, refining and conching to transform cocoa into chocolate
  • Learn how to make your own traditional chocolate truffles and ganache filled chocolates to your own recipes
  • Learn and a range of chocolate tempering techniques specifically for bean to bar recipes
  • Prepare tempered chocolate for making truffles, chocolate bars and moulded chocolates
  • Create chocolate decorations, shapes and lollipops
  • Beautifully wrap your creations to take home and enjoy
  • Go home with recipes and your newly found chocolate making skills 

What will you take away with you?

Each participant will take home approximately 2 Kg of your own chocolate creations as well as the recipes and skills to be able to make your own at home.

In 2019 this workshop will take place 9.30am - 5.00pm at our new Chocolate Manufactory and Academy at York Cocoa Works on the following Saturdays:

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2019

Chocolate Master Class Program

Our Chocolate Master Class Series is a 12 course program that covers a whole range of techniques to enable any chocolate lover to fully master and understand how to work with our favorite food. This series of classes can also be taken on their own as individual classes or can be taken as your own series.

Discover more about our Chocolate Master Class series here and indulge in the most valuable basics.

Who is this workshop suitable for? 

Perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages and abilities who want to learn more of the secrets to create their own gorgeous chocolates at home.
Please note that we recommend that children under 13 years accompanied by a full paying adult participant


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