Level 1 Certificate in Chocolate Tasting

About the course

Level 1 takes you through the basics of what is fine chocolate and the sensory elements used in chocolate tasting.

Held over a one day workshop, the Level 1 course provides a good grounding in chocolate tasting and includes tasting of 9 or more different origin or blended fine dark chocolate bars, tasted in different forms for an understanding of aroma, length, texture and taste.

The course finishes with a 30 minute multiple choice exam based on the course content. Certificates will be issued upon achieving a pass mark.

Entry requirements

None. The Level 1 chocolate tasting course is open to all comers, and is suitable for profesionals and enthusiasts.

What's included
  • What is fine chocolate
  • Train the chocolate senses
  • Taste and profile fine chocolate
  • The main origins and varieties of cacao
  • How cacao is produced
  • How chocolate is made
  • Recognize flaws in chocolate
  • Direct sourcing, sustainability and ethics
  • Take away study guide
  • Certificate for exam passes
Who should take this course?

This course would be perfect for you if:

  • You love chocolate, and want to know more about the craft
  • You work in the catering/pastry/fine chocolate industries and want to improve your clients’ experience
  • You are considering launching a fine chocolate business
  • You want to buy a fascinating and unique gift for someone
  • You want to see just how good your palate is for chocolate