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Holiday Chocolates from Bean to Bar with Volo Chocolate

Working with chocolate is both an art and a science. We’ll be learning how to handle everyone’s favorite ingredient in this holiday workshop with Healdsburg’s own Volo Chocolates. Bean-to-bar makers Susan and Jeff Mall will guide us as we roast, crush, and winnow cacao beans into cocoa nibs. We’ll the grind the nibs into cocoa liquor and refine with sugar to make chocolate. We’ll be learning the science behind chocolate tempering and how to create snappy, shiny confections. Finally, we’ll make chocolate bars with decadent inclusions and elegant bon bons for your next holiday party.

Susan and Jeff Mall are the minds behind Volo Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Healdsburg. After 15 years of owning a restaurant in Healdsburg, the Malls moved to Baja California to cook at Rancho Pescadero, a boutique beachside hotel. While living in Mexico they learned how to make chocolate from readily-available whole cacao. Their bars are available online, at SHED, and at the Healdsburg Farmers Market.



Dec 2, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Healdsburg SHED
25 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA

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