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Chocolate Making Workshop

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Chocolate Making Workshop

Time: February 14, 2010 from 9am to 2pm
Location: Hanalei, Kauai
City/Town: hanalei
Website or Map: http://www.gardenislandchocol…
Phone: 808-634-6812
Event Type: education, tasting, chocolate, making, farming, growing, seminar
Created By: Koa Kahili
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2010

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n this 5 hour intensive workshop participants will be making their own chocolate from Kauai grown cacao beans. Each person will take home a half pound of Kauai chocolate. This seminar is for the chocolate aficionado who desires to learn about all the aspects of making and growing chocolate from soil to finished bars. We will be tasting and making the three major
types of Theobroma Cacao: Criollo, Trinitario, & Forastero.

Topics Covered:
History of Theobroma Cacao
Identifying types of Cacao
Sustainability/Permaculture
Growing
Fermentation
Drying
Roasting
Winnowing
Melanging
Conching
Tempering, making truffles and ganaches
Gourmet food pairings including beer and wine
Recognizing the taste between different varietals

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