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Chocolate Appreciation: History, Tasting & Tempering

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Chocolate Appreciation: History, Tasting & Tempering

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm


Get a hands-on education on one of America’s most beloved sweets: chocolate!

Sunday, February 16th
1:30 – 4:15 p.m. in Room 7
Fees: $45
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.

Enroll Today:
Use this link to register online, give us a call during business hours at (916) 452-3005 x 208, or sign up in person at the Sierra 2 Center office.


Chocolate can be traced back to the ancient Mayans and throughout much of history, chocolate was a revered but bitter beverage and not a sweet, edible treat.  This portion of the class is one hour and attendees will learn about the history of chocolate, where it is grown, and the process for making chocolate.   Additionally, attendees will learn the technique of tasting white, milk, and dark chocolates and finding the unique flavor notes for each type.  Come learn and taste some great chocolate.

How To Temper Chocolate

The second half of this class is one and a half hours and attendees will learn the science behind tempering chocolate and will see an actual demonstration of this process.   Additionally, attendees will have a hands-on experience of dipping treats into the tempered chocolate and tasting! All attendees will receive a small bag of chocolate treats for them to take home.

About the Instructor:

Carol and her husband Dean own and operate the Le Cadeau Retail store located at 2580 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Sacramento and it has been in operation for over 8 years.  Carol’s family has been in the chocolate and confectionary business since the late 1980s when the first retail store opened on J Street near the Sacramento Convention Center.  Le Cadeau is well known for its signature product, the chocolate truffle, which wraps creamy French-inspired ganache with dark, milk, and white Belgian chocolate each with its own handmade decorative topping.  Carol and Dean create handmade chocolate items for the retail store including a specialty bark; nut and fruit medley, holiday chocolate molds, chocolate cornucopias and baskets.


February 16
1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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The Learnery in Room 7
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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