The International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting offers education and courses in the appreciation and understanding of fine origin chocolate. We offer the first International curriculum to focus on the tasting of chocolate through an understanding of fine cacao, it’s production and origins and the process of chocolate making.

Our courses take a sensorial approach, exploring fine chocolate through a programme of personal sensory and palate development through practice, complimented by in-depth presentations and study of the science, culture, history and art of tasting chocolate.

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The Institute was founded by leading taste experts from Italy, the UK and the USA. Our Three Level Certificate Course in Chocolate Tasting is currently in development, with Level One now being taught in Europe and North America.