Classes & Workshops

Attending a workshop is a great way to learn more about chocolate and chocolate making techniques we use a Laughing Gull!

Our in-person events are ON HOLD PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

Workshops are open to the public and held at our retail location in the City of Rochester, New York. Inquire about scheduling any of these as a private workshop for birthdays, showers, bachelor/ette parties, and other group social events.

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Truffle Making

Learn the practical skills of truffle-making in this unique, hands-on experience.

From making ganache to rolling and coating truffles, taste your way through the process, learn about the history of cacao and chocolate with a conscience, and take home a delicious confection.

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Laughing Gull Chocolates, Rochester NY

Basics of Chocolate

Learn how to temper chocolate in this hands-on experience.

Chocolate tastes delicious, and we enjoy its snap, sheen, and aroma thanks to the science of tempering. Explore the myriad of ways that chemistry and biology intersect in making chocolate, learn about the centuries of innovations, and take home your own creation of chocolate bark.

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Deluxe Workshop

Learn the art of truffle-making and the techniques of tempering and enrobing in this hands-on experience.

Do you dream of becoming a chocolatier? Our Deluxe Workshop introduces the basics for making a variety of chocolate confections. Make ganache, learn how to temper chocolate, and dip your rolled ganache while learning about the production and history of chocolate. Taste everything along the way! Take home your handmade truffles and bark.

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Transforming the Cacao Bean

Learn how cacao travels from a pod on a tree to the palm of your hand in this one-of-a-kind workshop.

Sample a variety of beans from around the world (from Fiji to Ecuador to Tanzania) and try chocolate in all its forms. Journey with us through the ancient art of making chocolate from the cacao bean with traditional tools mixed with our modern techniques. Roast, winnow, grind, and then taste the results. Take home your handmade raw chocolate and a new appreciation for all things cacao.

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Learn chocolate-making techniques from our chocolatiers!

Chocolate Workshops, Laughing Gull Chocolates
Chocolate Workshops, Laughing Gull Chocolates
Chocolate Workshops, Laughing Gull Chocolates