What you'll do
Turning a cocoa bean into a beautiful chocolate bar is a wonderful, wonderful process. I will tell its story - one of the great stories in the world. I will guide you through this magical transformation, every step of the way. You will sort the cocoa beans and then roast them. We will then crack and winnow them. With a pestle and mortar we will grind them until they are fine. You will taste the chocolate at each stage to see how the flavours of the chocolate changes and develops over time. This journey releases different flavours notes which can be very dramatic. The next stage is really beautiful - think of a diamond - one of the hardest substances known to man - but transparent. Light shines through it. This is because the carbon structures are completely aligned - it is the same with chocolate, tempering aligns the crystal structures to a similar pattern and uniformity. Once tempered - you will pipe or mould the chocolate into your very own beautiful bar. You will then take your own unique Chocolate bar home with Melt's beautiful packaging and a designer bag. An authentic experience from the Heart of Notting Hill. I will interweave the story of chocolate - so you see how the Aztecs created such beautiful cocoa. We love story telling and we think the story of chocolate is one of the world's greatest stories.
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Make your own amazing and personal bar of chocolate, from Bean-to-Bar. I'm Kate and a world-class chocolatier. I will guide you through each of the beautiful steps from the raw cocoa bean to your own unique bar of chocolate - a favourite experience in London. Melt is London's Most Luxurious Chocolate company based in the heart of gorgeous and fashionable Notting Hill. This is a highly rated, 5 star ***** course and the ultimate chocolate experience: tuning a raw bean-to-beautiful Bar. An amazing journey of from cocoa beans, through winnowing, roasting, and tempering to the final stage of eating. I'm an award-winning chocolatier and lead a great team, including award-wining Carolina and Cesar who work with me in our beautiful kitchens and boutique in the heart of Notting Hill. You will taste amazing magical chocolate.
All the necessary equipment for chocolate making - including cocoa beans, ovens, grinders and tempering marble.. Delicious…
You will have the opportunity to take home your amazing chocolate bars, wrapped in Melt's designer packaging and designer bag
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Where you'll be
Our Chocolate boutiques are a sensory pleasure for all your six senses - especially taste and smell. Our minimal chic beautiful boutique is where our chocolates are made. London Most Luxurious Chocolate company is based in the heart of fashionable Holland Park, London, the nearest tube is Holland Park. In one of the world's greatest urban environments and the heart of historic London near the famous Portobello Road.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry,…
No prior knowledge is required - just a thirst for knowledge, curiosity and enthusiasm.
Make amazing chocolate in Notting Hill