Experience the true greatness of chocolate and all of the culinary delights it can possess! Enjoy the making and the pleasure of a chocolate workshop with experience days!
- Price for 1 Participant
Experience the beauty of your own creations, creating the most tasty and desirable object of the lot - chocolate! The perfect gift for any choco-holic or chocolate lovers, as this great class will not only provide some delicious treats - but will teach for future reference how to make them! Learn how with a Chocolatier, who will be on hand to ensure your delightful little truffles and chocolates taste as good as they look with a mix of advice and practical demonstrations.Your Chocolate Workshop will begin with an introduction to the history of Chocolate, tasting a range of delicious types including 'the fountain'! The chocolatier will start the session with creating some Truffles, which you can fill with a cream and other fillings - before decorating and testing other methods of creation that include: mixing, piping, rolling, cutting and dipping! The session will come to a close when you hand-wrap your beautiful little Truffle creations (around 30-50 of them), which you can take home and share (or keep them all to yourself!)
Chocolate Workshops run on different dates and times throughout the year depending upon location.
They will usually take place on a selected Saturdays.
January 21st at 2pm
February 11th at 2pm, 25th at 2pm
March 18th at 2pm
April 8th at 2pm
May 13th at 2pm
June 24th at 2pm
July 15th at 2pm
September 9th at 2pm
October 7th at 2pm
November 11th at 2pm
December 2nd at 2pm
January 14th at 2pm
February 4th at 2pm
March 4th at 2pm
April 1st at 2pm
May 6th at 2pm
June 17th at 2pm
July 1st at 2pm
August 12th at 2pm
September 23rd at 2pm
October 21st at 2pm
November 18th at 2pm
December 16th at 2pm
January 28th at 2pm
February 18th at 2pm
March 11th at 2pm
April 22nd at 12pm
May 20th at 2pm
June 10th at 2pm
July 22nd at 2pm
August 19th at 2pm
September 30th at 2pm
October 28th at 2pm
November 25th at 2pm
December 9th at 2pm
Minimum Age: 12
All participants under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Please let the centre know upon booking a date of any allergies you suffer from.
Experience Duration: 02:30
Time at Venue: 02:30
This experience will last approximately 2-2.5 hours.
Participants: The Chocolate Workshop is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The maximum group size for the Chocolate Workshop is 30.
Please note there cannot be any spectators in the room whilst the class is on.
All ingredients and cooking utensils will be provided.
This is not a weather dependent activity.
As every self-confessed chocoholic will know, there is not much that can beat the truffle when it comes to indulging your sweet tooth! So, you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to attend a truffle making workshop, last weekend. Experience Days’ ‘Chocolate Workshop’, available in five different locations, is the perfect way to learn more about your favourite sweet treat whilst actually trying your hand at making truffles! Here’s how we got on…
The venue for our workshop was the extremely fitting ‘Chocolate Boutique Hotel’ in Bournemouth. We were greeted by the friendly receptionist and given directions through the gloriously chocolatey themed hotel. We passed bowls brimming with chocolate chips, portraits of celebrities hand painted in chocolate, and the luxurious décor made us feel like we were entering into a magical chocolate world.
As we entered the workshop we received a warm welcome from Chris, our master chocolatier for the day. We found our workspace and introduced ourselves to the fellow chocolate lovers who were taking part in the fun. To start off, we tasted high quality, 60% dark chocolate chips and as the bowl was being passed around the group, it’s safe to say we entered chocolate heaven. These delights, along with an actual chocolate fountain – complete with marshmallows for dunking – were available to be scoffed upon throughout the whole day.
Chris continued with a highly enlightening talk about the history, health benefits, origins and processes used in making chocolate. Who knew that eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine (in moderation of course!) is actually beneficial to your health? Or where the average bar of Cadbury’s actually comes from? As Chris’ fun and engaging talk came to an end, our sights set upon the bowls of shining, melted chocolate seated on the table in front of him. Time for the truffle making to commence!
We were given a demonstration on the first stage of the process: combining cream and melted chocolate to form the soft centre of truffles. This required a volunteer from the group to lend a hand with the vigorous mixing that is needed for the two elements to combine and the piping that readies the chocolatey mix for rolling into bite size balls. As we donned our much needed aprons – we were about to get messy – we quickly realised that it was not as easy as Chris had made it seem! However, there was no need to worry as we all achieved truffle sized balls of ganache in the end.
We were then shown the second stage of creating truffles: tempering the chocolate (otherwise known as making it nice and shiny) to coat our truffles with! With a volunteer in tow, Chris amazed us with his skills in handling chocolate and we became eager to get coating and decorating our own chocolates. An inviting selection of chopped nuts, cocoa powder, icing sugar, coconut and white chocolate was available to decorate our truffles with and to finish it off, we were provided with cute gift bags and ribbons to take our creations home in. The end result looked very professional and was the perfect gift for a loved one – or just to devour, ourselves!
The whole experience was great fun and would be very well suited for couples on a romantic getaway, hen parties, or for those who just want to learn how to make delicious handmade truffles at home.
Yes, the minimum age for this Chocolate Workshop experience is 10 years. However, anyone under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Any chocolate you make at the Chocolate Workshop you do get to keep and take home.
The times for the Chocolate Workshop can vary. They generally start at either 11am, 12pm or 2pm and last for around 2 - 2.5 hours.
Aprons as well as all ingredients and cooking utensils will be provided on the day.
Hello 1) Yes if you call when making the booking, we can check availability for you. 2) You can book two places for this, but please be aware there may be additional people in the group also 3) Yes, our telephone number is 0845 862 9911
The maximum group size they can take is 18.
Yes, the chocolate used in the Chocolate Workshop experience is gluten free. Once the truffles have been made, there will be the option to top these with a variety of ingredients such as nuts, icing sugar mixed with cornflower, cocoa powder and coconut - participants do not have to use these if they would prefer not to.
We would not recommend the chocolate workshop to those with severe nut allergies, as they are used for decoration and various ingredients may contain traces also.