• 1 day
  • Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019
  • 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Cucharamama, Hoboken (New York), United States
  • $250 (USD)

Foundation level course in Chocolate Tasting.

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Level 1

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 professionals 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

Events and schedule

Course details

Lunch from is included. Please let us know any dietary requirements or allergies.

The fee for Level 1 includes £35 GBP for registration with our accreditor FDQ and issue of an official Ofqual (UK Government) approved certificate for the “FDQ Level 1 Foundation Award in Chocolate Tasting“, should you pass the assessment. No reduction is offered in the event of not passing the course and retakes will be charged at $75 for each level.