Our 'Art of Tasting Chocolate' classes continue to be a success in the New Year. Just last weekend we were the delicious team building event for the governing board of a national charitable organization. And why not? What could be better than sitting down at a table with a few friends and colleagues who share a passion for or are just merely interested in learning about chocolate?
How did the 'Art of Tasting Chocolate' classes get started? There are so many more chocolate choices than there were just five years ago. With chocolate bars going for $8.00 each I knew that chocolate lovers needed a way to understand why they prefer one chocolate over another. The more information we have the better choices we can make. And this goes for chocolate, too. You may know that you prefer dark chocolate but do you know if a 72% cacao content is just too high for you? 60% might be just perfect. How about mouth feel? Silky, quick melting or gritty? And is it time to give milk chocolate a chance?
After a brief explanation of how chocolate gets from the equator to us we learn how to taste five different chocolates using all five of our senses. We look, we touch, we listen, we smell, we chew. And then we discover amazing things. We discover that the chocolate from France is sophisticated and refined. A chocolate from Spain smells like coconut but tastes like brewed American coffee with too much sugar in it. And an American chocolate is not so great to eat out of hand but would probably make killer brownies.
Our client list includes Time Inc., St. Regis Hotels, HLHZ investment banking firm, The Cheese School of San Francisco and more. If you are interested in hosting 'The Art of Tasting Chocolate' class for your next team building event contact firstname.lastname@example.org. What a great way to entertain guests at your next soiree or shower!
DAILY CANDY said it best. We look forward to being your COCOA TUTOR!