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Introduction to Chocolate Making: Truffles

Thursday, July 15th | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Introduction to Chocolate Making: Truffles


Looking for a hands-on experience and don’t mind getting your hands, well, chocolatey? Learn to make ganache and roll your own truffles! While your ganache is setting, journey through the story of chocolate with us, tasting your variety of unique chocolate samples.

Class admission includes a kit containing shelf-stable ingredients to make ganache, three ingredients for rolling truffles, two varieties of cacao beans and six samples of chocolate, as well as our tasting wheel and customized tasting placemat. 

Supplies needed in addition to kit:
- a stove
- a refrigerator or freeze
- a double boiler OR a small pot and a metal bowl that can sit on top to create a bain marie
- a spatula
- 1 cup of heavy cream OR alternative milk such as coconut milk
- measuring spoons

Please note: The cost of this class includes chocolates to taste that can be picked up at Laughing Gull Chocolates, located at 1868 E Main Street, on July 10 10am-5pm, July 14 10am-5pm, July 15 10am-7pm, or shipped.

This class is appropriate for all ages.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out 1 hour prior to the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live transcription will be available during this class. If you would like to request an ASL interpreter, please fill out our contact form.

About the teacher:
Ever the chocoholic, Lindsay Tarnoff grew up in a family of bakers and sweet tooths, a family who instilled in her social justice values. As college graduation neared, and the question of a career post college was imminent, she started telling people she was going to "save the world with chocolate." Lindsay spent the years immediately following college working in the nonprofit world, but the idea of saving the world with chocolate brewed in her mind. Lindsay has devoted time and passion in developing a meaningful mission, delicious recipes, and a strong business, first in her native Rhode Island, then in her adopted home of Rochester, NY. Her business, Laughing Gull Chocolates combines chocolate - the food of the gods - with the community in order to make a difference at home and in the communities that produce our beloved chocolate.

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.