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07 Feb 2015
Chocolate Making with Mindo Chocolate
If classes are full, please call 1-800-969-4009 to be added to the wait list.
Whenever you set out to make a craft product, there are two essential ingredients: great raw materials, and the expertise to convert those materials into an excellent final product. In this hands-on course led by Mindo Chocolate Makers, we will provide you with both the materials and the know-how of bean-to-bar chocolate making. Mindo Chocolate is one of Michigan’s only craft chocolate makers, and this class will invite you into each step of their chocolate making process, starting on organic farms in Ecuador leading all the way through to the tempering and molding of chocolate bars. We will sample and roast cocoa beans on site, start a batch of stone-ground chocolate from the roasted cocoa nibs, and hand-temper chocolate in preparation of making truffles. Each participant will make hand-rolled and hand-dipped truffles as a take-home treat.
We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.
All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.
The price is $95 per person with 12 maximum per class. Bring an apron and a favorite knife!