Adventures in Chocolate: Become a Chocolatier for a Week with Anne Boulley September 12 - 16, 2022

about this workshop

Learn everything about Theobroma aka “chocolate” (the food of the gods) by tasting and examining fresh cacao pods and beans. Anne will discuss how cacao is harvested and how it becomes chocolate, cocoa powder and cocoa butter. Students will sample chocolates from some of the top chocolate producers and small craft businesses from around the world. Then students will make their own world class chocolates. Using dried cacao beans, participants will learn how to roast, clean and grind the beans into a rich chocolate. Students will make chocolate bars and chocolate bonbons, truffles, drinking chocolate and even create a beautiful chocolate display piece. Anne will show how to work with colored cocoa butter, chocolate marbling, special professional molds and how to include the artful touch of airbrushing. During the week, students will learn how to pair chocolate with other ingredients to create edible magic.

Anne will share practical tips about chocolate, such as how to temper it properly, how to keep it stored, how to ship it safely, etc. Whether you have a desire for a new career or just want to increase your popularity with the grandkids, this class will immerse students in everything chocolate.

Unique Instructor Anne Boulley

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$895 tuition + $150 materials

Key Points:
*How to make bean to bar chocolate
*How to taste chocolate and understand flavor profiles
*Where chocolate comes from and the methods used to obtain it
*Tempering chocolate three different ways
*Learning how to purchase and use couverture (professional chocolate)
*Adapting recipes for longer shelf life
*Understanding why water content is so important
*How to make sophisticated classic chocolates

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Adventures in Chocolate: Become a Chocolatier for a Week with Anne Boulley September 12 - 16, 2022


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