Loading Events

Chateau Chantal Cooking Class – Mindo Chocolate

  • This event has passed.


February 6, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


(231 )223-4130


Chateau Chantal Winery
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

06 Feb 2016
Mindo Chocolate

Featuring Mindo Chocolates from Dexter, Michigan.

In the past ten or fifteen years, there’s been a movement within the chocolate world towards more pure chocolate – it’s a move away from lower-quality chocolates that have given the “food of the gods” a bad rap and caused it to be associated primarily with candy.

The truth is that dark chocolate, as much as it may be a treat and a luxury, has health benefits and incredible taste profiles that shouldn’t necessarily be relegated to the candy aisle.

As more and more people have taken interest in where their food comes from and what’s in it, small-batch chocolate makers (and a few larger companies, too) have begun making darker chocolate, chocolate that allows the full flavor of the cocoa beans to be featured front and center. Craft chocolate (like craft beer, craft wine, or craft cheese) is a move towards more pure, more nutritious, and more delicious.

If you’re going to make craft chocolate, you have to start with great ingredients. Most importantly, you have to start with great cocoa beans. We believe that we start with one of the finest cocoa beans in the world: heirloom Arriba Nacional cacao.

Learn how to make chocolate with Mindo from “Bean to Bar” plus ways to include Chocolate into your daily recipes.

If classes are full, please call 1-800-969-4009 to be added to the wait list.

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!

Event Comments