Attention Rocky Road lovers! You can create your very own Rocky Road when you book a ‘Rock Around The Block’ tasting session held during our upcoming Rocky Road Festival. Taste test blocks, hot chocs & ice cream + make your own rocky creation with exotic ingredients and couverture chocolate. That’s a lot of rocking to be had! Bookings a must - see the link ☝🏻 #RockyRoadFestival#1to31May#rockaroundtheblock#yarravalleychocolaterie
We take our local seriously, & with a little spice. Our Cayenne & Lime is made with local @rhibafarms cayenne 🌶, local @danzeisendairy fresh cream, topped with local @seesalttaste cayenne & lime Fleur de Sel and all wrapped nicely in a blanket of our very own House Blend dark chocolate. Made locally in our little craft chocolate factory which you can see right through the windows in our retail shop🌶🍫😀
Yesterday, our team headed to Rio Claro, to kick off a series of value added trainings for cocoa farming communities. Members of the Rio Claro Cocoa and Coffee Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Society were given an Introduction to Chocolate Making, by Cocoa Development Officer, Mr. Matthew Escalante. He began with an overview of the Trinitario bean, discussing the variety of flavour notes present in locally grown beans, which has resulted in global demand for Trinitario cocoa. Since the class consisted of cocoa farmers, Matthew was better able to relate the importance of good practices in fermentation and drying, to producing high quality chocolate. The class got hands-on experience of the processes involved in creating chocolate from dried beans, inclusive of making cocoa liquor from cocoa nibs, generating a formula, conching and tempering. At the close of the session, participants tasted the chocolate they made and were excited to embark on new tree-to-bar chocolate ventures.
#CDCTTL | #GoingBeyondTheBean | #RioClaro | #CocoaCommunties | #chocolatemaking
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We have some exciting partnerships coming soon so be on the watch for that!