Cocoashala & IICCT present Chocolate Taster Certification India Level 1

Cocoashala & IICCT present Chocolate Taster Certification India Level 1

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Cocoashala, India, in collaboration with International Institute of Chocolate & Cacao Tasting, UK (IICCT) presents Level 1 of Chocolate Tasting certification, which lays the sensory foundation for your journey as a Chocolate Taster, introduces chocolate making in the fine and craft chocolate world takes you through where cacao comes from and how it is produced. You will experience the sensory elements used in chocolate tasting through a series of tasting games and experiments during the course. You will practice using a formal approach to chocolate tasting.

Level 1 course provides a good grounding in chocolate tasting. It includes the tasting of 7 or more different origin or blended fine dark chocolate bars, tasted in different forms for an understanding of aroma, length, texture and taste. The chocolate tasted includes examples of well-made craft chocolate origins and examples of defects and industrial production. The Foundation course is designed to run as three online sessions and/or as three online webinar sessions plus self-study. The Tasting Kit, including chocolates, will be sent out by Cocoashala, Chennai in insulated packs using bluedart or any other serviceable courier. Almost all India PIN codes are serviceable for this course. However, please call to confirm the PIN code before registering to ensure no COVID-specific delivery issues.

The course finishes with a 30 question multiple-choice exam based on the course content. Certificates will be issued by IICCT, UK, within a few months 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

  • Training the chocolate senses

  • Taste and explore flavor in fine chocolate

  • Introduction to the origins and varieties of cacao

  • Overview of how cacao is produced

  • How fine or craft chocolate is made

  • How cocoa butter and cocoa powder are made

  • Taste and recognize flaws in chocolate

  • A look at direct sourcing of cacao

  • Study booklet

  • Certificate for exam passes

  • All the chocolate and sensory samples you will need

Who should take this course?

This course would be perfect for you if:

  • Love chocolate, and want to know more about its flavor and origins

  • Are a chocolate maker who wants to expand their sensory skills

  • Are an educator or events organizer looking for more information to pass on to your audience

  • Work in the catering/pastry/fine chocolate industries

  • Want to improve your clients’ experience of chocolate you are working with

  • 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

Please call L Nitin Chordia on +919600064846 or nitin@cocoatrait.com for any queries/questions.

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