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Make Delicious Belgian Chocolate

Brussels, BelgiumPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Cathy

90 minsHosted in English, French, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional)
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Belgian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

After introducing ourselves, we'll get right down to making chocolate! I'll explain the process of tempering chocolate, which is crucial to achieving the shiny, beautiful appearance of finished chocolate, demonstrate how to do it, & then you'll do it yourselves! I'll then demonstrate how to enrobe & roll truffles, as well as make mendiants.... You'll be able to taste many for yourselves and also bring some back as a gift!
Other things to note
If you're allergic to dairy, gluten or nuts, please message me & I'll make sure to accommodate to your needs.
After introducing ourselves, we'll get right down to making chocolate! I'll explain the process of tempering chocolate, which is crucial to achieving the shiny, beautiful appearance of finished chocolate, demonstrate how to do it, & then you'll do it yourselves! I'll then demonstrate how to enrobe & roll truffles, as well as make mendiants.... You'll be able to taste many for yourselves and also bring some back as a gift!
Other things to no…

What's included

  • Equipment
    chocolate & all ingredients

Meet your host, Cathy

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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A passionate chocoholic born & raised in New York, I left my career in finance & pursued my chocolate dreams, apprenticing with one of the top chocolatiers in France. 8 years since, I've worked with the best artisans in the UK & Belgium, met our cocoa farmers, seen bean-to-bar production first-hand, and have gained a deep, well-rounded understanding of chocolate.
Brimming with chocolate passion, I recently started Cocoa Journey, where you can taste & discover delicious, exceptional artisan chocolates on a guided degustative tour, and learn to make delicious Belgian chocolates yourself!
A passionate chocoholic born & raised in New York, I left my career in finance & pursued my chocolate dreams, apprenticing with one of the top chocolatiers in France. 8 years since, I've worked with the best artisans in the UK & Belgium, met our cocoa farmers, seen bean-to-bar production first-hand, and have gained a deep, well-rounded understanding of chocolate.
Brimming with chocolate passion, I recently started Cocoa Journey, where you can taste & discover delicious, exceptional artisan…
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Where you'll be

We'll be holding our workshop in a shop featuring the specialities of the famous Belgian chocolatier Darcis, who has won prestigious worldwide awards for his chocolate, and who was the first patissier to bring the macaron to Belgium -- which are amazingly delicious & some of the best in the country.
Kevin
March 2020
Cathy is really passionate about the craft and provides you with both an active experience in making truffles while also providing you information from crop-to-chocolate. The last was important to me as someone who generally likes origin stories :)
Cathy is really passionate about the craft and provides you with both an active experience in making truffles while also providing you information from crop-to-chocolate. The last…
Felicia
March 2020
Would recommend this very much! We enjoyed this experience a lot and we will be making our own chocolates at home soon! Definitely something we will remember! :)
Melani
February 2020
Cathy is a delightful host who really engages with her guest. I was enlighten with her knowledge of “real chocolate” I highly recommend this experience here in Brussels to know exactly what the Belgium chocolate you are going to indulge in.
Yumin
February 2020
It was a really nice experience to join this chocolate workshop with Cathy and to learn about the tips to make chocolate at home. If you are a chocolate lover, I highly recommend it!
Jun Quan
February 2020
Cathy was extremely informative regarding the process of how chocolate is made right from it’s humble beginnings of a cocoa bean. She made sure that everyone was comfortable and occasionally threw in some jokes which was very much appreciated and reciprocated by my friends and I. The chocolate making process was really fun and unexpectedly extremely enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this experience with Cathy for anyone regardless of experience and age.
Cathy was extremely informative regarding the process of how chocolate is made right from it’s humble beginnings of a cocoa bean. She made sure that everyone was comfortable and oc…
Enya
February 2020
Fun way to spend an afternoon. We learnt a lot about Belgian pralines and got creative by making our own ones. I recommend this experience!

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Dairy-free
Gluten-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend.

What to bring

water (optional)