24 Jun Introduction to Chocolate Tasting at Spoken
Date(s) - 24/06/2018
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Join Exeter Chocolate Festival organiser, trained educator and certified chocolate taster (with the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting) Nicola on a chocolate tasting journey through the basics of what is fine chocolate and the sensory elements used in chocolate tasting.
This 45 minute session will provide you with a good introduction into chocolate tasting and includes tasting 6 or more different origin or blended fine dark chocolate bars for an understanding of aroma, length, texture and taste.
An idea of what we will discuss, includes:
- What is fine chocolate?
- Taste and profile fine chocolate.
- The main origins and varieties of cacao.
- How the cacao is produced, and how chocolate is made.
- Recognising flaws in chocolate.
At the end of the session, each attendee will receive a chocolate bar to take home, tasting notes, and contact details for any further questions not addressed during the event.
Sessions are approximately 45 minutes long, and start at 11am and 3pm.