Notting Hill: Make Your Own Amazing Chocolate: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Workshop(0)
As recommended in the Sunday Times and in The New York Times :
“The best way to experience the power and pleasure of chocolate is to taste its history.”
” Crafting bonbons or chocolate bars is not just a sweet treat, but it’s like weaving my affections and memories into each delicate piece.”
In Melt’s Bean-to-bar chocolate workshop, you will learn how to make a chocolate bar from a cocoa bean. This is a wonderful process! Melt host Natalie will guide you through this magical transformation, every step of the way and will interweave the history of chocolate and tasting. She will teach you how the Aztecs created such beautiful cocoa.
Come to the Dolce Vita in the heart of Notting Hill, London! You will taste sublime chocolate in a new way and make your own unique chocolate bar to take home and learning everything there is to know about this magical food.
Firstly, Melt will take you through the history of chocolate while tasting how it has evolved from the bean-to-bar. Travel through time by tasting chocolate at all the key turning points in its evolution from the Aztec’s raw cocoa to the sophistication of the Courts of Europe. From Aztec chocolate with chilli and vanilla to modern bonbons made by Melt Chocolates. The history will focus on the “discovery of chocolate”, its use as an aphrodisiac in 17th Century Venice by Casanova. Finally the modern chocolate entrepreneurs and their invention of the bar and milk chocolate. Melt is delighted to offer you the opportunity to properly taste chocolate. Learn about the origins of chocolate in Mayan and Aztecs civilizations. We will explore how chocolate was discovered by the Europeans and the impact this clash of civilizations had on both societies. This chocolate discovery is sometimes described as the greatest event in history.
Then, you will begin to make the chocolate! We will teach you how to sort the cocoa beans and then roast them. Then we will then crack and winnow them. Next, with a pestle and mortar, we will grind the chocolate beans until they are fine. Afterwards, you will taste the chocolate at each stage to see how the flavours of the chocolate changes and develops over time. This journey releases different flavours notes. It is a very exciting sensory experience.
Participants will take 3 handmade and unique Chocolate bars home with Melt’s beautiful packaging and a designer bag.
This experience is suitable for Vegans. Please let us in advance if any of the participants has any allergies.
Our customers have described Melt Chocolate’s Bean to Bar as “fun, interactive and amazing class with lots of information”, “Would highly recommend if you’re wanting to do something fun and different!”, “The host is a super teacher and really fun, we had some of the best chocolates we have ever tried”.
Please arrive 5 minutes before the experience. If you are late more than 15 minutes we will have to reschedule your experience.
If you would like to make a private booking or you have any other specific requests please contact our office on 02083540850 or send an email to email@example.com.
You can reschedule the date of your experience until 24 hours before the experience starts. In the event of a cancellation, no-show or notifying in less than 24h prior the event, your experience won’t be refundable and you can not re-schedule. Guests won’t be able to reschedule if they’ve moved the same experience already 1 time. We do not offer cash refunds but will be able to offer vouchers to the same value.