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Level 1 & 2 Certificate in Cacao Evaluation and Flavour Profiling, 7 Oct – 21 Nov 2024, Online
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Level 3 Certificate in Chocolate Tasting, 4 – 9 Mar 2025, Chennai
Become a certified Chocolate Taster with the IICCT
The IICCT is an accredited learning centre with FDQ in the UK
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Become a Chocolate Taster

Enter the world of Chocolate Tasting with our range of courses focused on the sensory understanding of chocolate in all its aspects, from cacao production through to chocolate making and filled and flavoured chocolate products.

Our courses focus on fine cacao and fine chocolate and are suitable for enthusiasts and professionals at any level, from novice to expert.

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Level 1 Certificate in Chocolate Tasting

Our foundation course in chocolate tasting, taking a fun, sensorial approach to introduce the subject in one day.

Level 2 Certificate in Chocolate Tasting

Our advanced three day course explores chocolate tasting in more depth, giving you a full knowledge of fine cacao and chocolate and how to evaluate and enjoy the best in fine chocolate.

Cacao Flavour Evaluation & Profiling

Our new certificate Course in Cacao Flavour Evaluation.

Developing the chocolate senses

The Chocolate Tasting certificate courses take an interactive approach, exploring the gastronomic senses to awaken and educate our chocolate palates, while taking an in depth look at the fascinating and fast evolving world of small scale fine chocolate making, based on our 20 years of experience tasting and reviewing fine chocolate and exploring the world of fine cacao.

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A new way to taste chocolate

Our new ‘Certificate in Chocolate Tasting’ courses will methodically take your through everything you need to know to gain a real appreciation of the new world of fine chocolate bar tasting, from cacao varieties through to chocolate production methods.

Fine chocolate is fast becoming as sophisticated as wine, so there’s a need for a structured learning course that will help you develop as a chocolate taster over time.