Truffle Making Workshop

During this hands on session, participants will practice the art of truffle-making, from making ganache to rolling and coating truffles. We will engage in conversation about the history of chocolate and introduce the concept of direct trade. Learn the story behind our beloved chocolate, and what we mean when we say "chocolate with a conscience." You will leave with an assortment of truffles to take home, a new perspective on chocolate, and endless bragging rights as a chocolate connoisseur!

Basics of Chocolate

In the Basics of Chocolate workshop, we'll talk about the processes that create chocolate that we eat and love. Our beloved chocolate is the result of centuries of discovery, exploration and experiments, sipping, experiencing and innovation. Ultimately, it is the result of science. We will explore the myriad of ways that chemistry and biology infiltrate chocolate. Participants will learn how to temper chocolate and will go home with their own creation of chocolate bark!

Deluxe Workshop

This Deluxe class combines the art of truffle making with the techniques of tempering and enrobing. During this hands-on workshop you will learn about the production and history of chocolate while doing several tastings. We’ll make ganache and learn how to temper chocolate to dip your ganache to create artisan truffles and custom bark. This class is packed with information and all participants will go home with their handmade truffles and bark.

Transforming the Cacao Bean

At our one-of-a-kind workshop, participants learn the art of transforming a cacao bean into a raw chocolate product.  Sample a variety of beans from around the world (from Fiji to Ecuador to Tanzania) and try chocolate in all of its forms.  Learn how cacao travels from a pod on a tree to the palm of your hand. Journey with us through the ancient art of making chocolate with traditional tools mixed with our modern techniques. Roast, winnow, grind and taste the results.  Go home with your handmade raw chocolate and a new appreciation for all things cacao.

March/April

Transforming the Cacao Bean:
A Hands-On Experience

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Basics of Chocolate Workshop

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Truffle Making Workshop

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Deluxe Workshop

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Chocolate and Plant- Saturday, April 13th at 4pm
Design and plant your own chocolate inspired rainforest-themed terrarium with Jardin Terrariums, LLC. Create your own little world with its very own ecosystem, all while enjoying Laughing Gull's artisan chocolate and a local cheese plate.

May/June

Transforming the Cacao Bean:
A Hands-On Experience

Dates

Basics of Chocolate Workshop

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Truffle Making Workshop

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Deluxe Workshop

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Chocolate and Plant- Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm
Design and plant your own chocolate inspired rainforest-themed terrarium with Jardin Terrariums, LLC. Create your own little world with its very own ecosystem, all while enjoying Laughing Gull's artisan chocolate and a local cheese plate.

July/August

September/October

November/December

January/February

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