Chocolate Master Class Day - The Chocolate Basics

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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.


Discover the basics of chocolate making, from how chocolate is made, working with chocolate to make simple, gorgeous ganache recipes of your own, the science of sugar boiling to how to professionally temper chocolate and moulding so you can work with it to create a whole gorgeous array of chocolate delights. Participants will take home approximately 1 kg of their own chocolate creations together with lots of hints and tips to be able to make chocolates easily at home.

This 1 day workshop covers the basic principles of working with chocolate, it's a whole day of chocolate fun and indulgence a perfect introduction for a budding chocolate enthusiast to train and develop their skills and understanding.

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn how chocolate is made from the cocoa beans 
  • Learn how to make your own traditional chocolate truffles and ganache filled chocolates to your own recipes
  • Learn the basics of sugar boiling techniques to make caramels and fondants
  • Learn and a range of chocolate tempering techniques
  • 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 1 Kg of your own chocolate creations as well as the recipes 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 30th March, 22nd June, 28th September and 23rd 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.


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