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Chaqchao chocolate making workshop

Calle Santa Catalina 204, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 234572
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Adrian is an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher. We learned a lot about cacao and chocolate. A... read more

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Arequipa, Peru
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Was definitely the highlight of our trip to Peru! Really enjoyed learning about the process of... read more

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The classes run for 2.5 hours and include: - Explanation of the bean to bar chocolate making process and history of cacao - Roasting and husking your own cacao beans - Making your own cacao paste in the traditional Mexican style with a granite stone morter - Making Xocolatl, an ancient Mexican drink. - Blind taste of different chocolates to understand the differences between commercial and artisan chocolate - Making your own chocolates with Andean grains, like quinoa, kiwicha, and coca to take home with you. The class is taken within our Chaqchao café where we also sell organic Peruvian coffee, organic homemade desserts, craft Peruvian beer and of course our bean to bar chocolates.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Calle Santa Catalina 204, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Adrian is an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher. We learned a lot about cacao and chocolate. A Must, when you are in Arequipa.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was definitely the highlight of our trip to Peru! Really enjoyed learning about the process of chocolate making and how to tell real from fake chocolate!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adrian was really funny and we learnt a lot- great way to spend some time in Arequipa! Got to try lots of chocolate and take some home too! Vegan friendly*

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was so fun and really informative. The time flew by and at the end we had our own chocolates as well as a knowledge of what was real and what was fake. Adrian was so enthusiastic and so full of energy you would never...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our class with Adrian, who is a delightful teacher and a good chocolatier, to boot. The class includes time learning about the process of making chocolate; identifying, shelling, and grinding cacao beans to make xocolatl, a delicious chocolate drink; making our own...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an amazing experience with this shop and teacher especially, Adrian. Not only he was very knowledgeable about chocolate, history of chocolate and making of chocolate but he also went the extra mile to reply to all our questions with energy, enthusiasm and passion....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't know what to do at Arequipa, you should go and try this course. Adrian, your teacher, is passionate about his subject, making it very interesting!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great way to spend a couple of hours in Arequipa. The class is fun, interactive and informative. You get to make your own chocolates at the end of the class and learn how to spot fake chocolate from the real deal.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience with a lot of cool facts about chocolate and how it is made. Can you distinguish real from fake chocolate? You will afterwards.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative and fun. Learn about the benefits of chocolate and never be fooled again by fake chocolate. Great instructor and delicious results!

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CMHfromOhio
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Response from Miriam B | Reviewed this property |
The first person to book into each session decides the language so it is best to book in advance (a day or 2) to have the choice. There is a maximum 7-8 people per class.
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