Tours & Events
personalized classes, tours, and experiences, guided by our chocolate education team
Tours & Events
Chocolate experiences, classes, and personalized tours, led by our expert team
Walk through our historic brick 16th Street factory with an expert Chocolate Educator: View our entire production line, and enjoy plenty of samples, from fresh cacao pulp to finished chocolate. Weekdays until 2 p.m., you're likely to see our Chocolate Makers in action, and catch the aroma of freshly roasting cocoa beans. On weekends, we have the factory to ourselves; we'll dive deeper into chocolate history, as well as our own sourcing and production processes. Both tour versions include lots of chocolate tasting.
16th Street Factory
$20 / Person
TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 11AM, 3PM, 5PM
available upon request
GIFTS, DRINKS, PASTRIES, TASTINGS, SITE RENTAL
Classes & Events
curated ingredients, tools, and recipes: the best kind of structured creativity
CHOCOLATE & SAKE PAIRING
$125 / Person
friday, MARCH 31, 6 pm
In partnership with artisanal S.F. producer Sequoia Sake, who brew small batches of sake using locally sourced organic rice, we present a lively class featuring three single-origin dark chocolate bars paired with three distinctive Sequoia sakes. We'll guide you through the significance of every ingredient, and share our approach to determining harmonious chocolate and sake pairings.
Music & Chocolate
$125 / Person
Friday, May 5, 7 PM
Explore how all of your senses influence your palate in our new Music & Chocolate experience, created in collaboration with Tertulia NYC. As with any pairing, you’ll find that listening to varying musical compositions as you taste uniquely complementary cocoa origins will bring you new perspective on savoring chocolate. We found crafting this curriculum fascinating, and look forward to sharing it with you.
$160 / Person
SATURDAY 1 PM
Follow simple steps to craft your very own batch of single-origin, two-ingredient chocolate, using our cocoa nibs and organic sugar. Our Educators offer hands-on instruction, while explaining the science and mechanics behind exceptional chocolate making. You'll leave with an appreciation of the chocolate maker's art, along with your just-made chocolate to share with friends and family.
$55 / Person
SATURDAY 2:30 PM
Taste your way through a flight of five distinctive chocolate bars, featuring a range of the flavor notes — from fudgy to fruity — that may be found in chocolate made of well-fermented cocoa beans. Expand and refine your palate as you learn specialized techniques and specific vocabulary to identify tasting notes in chocolate. You'll depart with knowledge that will enliven any future chocolate adventure.
EDIBLE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE
$75 / Person
wednesday 5:30 pm
A concise yet insightful dive into the 4,000 year history of chocolate, highlighting how chocolate has been prepared and tasting it first-hand. We'll taste through fresh cacao pulp, different varieties of drinking chocolate, ration bar, and chocolate from several different makers.
DATE NIGHT WITH DANDELION
$35 / Person
thursday 6 pm
Join Chocolate Curriculum Director Chef Stephen Durfee for a live dessert demonstration in Bloom, our intimate chocolate salon inside our 16th Street factory. Stephen prepares a new chocolate dessert recipe each week, emphasizing classic pastry and chocolatier techniques, then shares the finished treats with you.
$100 / Person
friday 6 pm
Our truffle-making class is a fun, interactive activity to enjoy with family, friends, or teammates. Learn the process of blending creamy ganache using our two-ingredient chocolate, then hand-roll your ganache into truffles. We supply all necessary materials (including truffle toppings) to make a generous truffle batch — simply arrive ready to plunge your hands in chocolate.
order your kit, then sign up for your online class
To take part in our virtual classes, first purchase your class’s corresponding set in our web store.
Your class materials will be shipped to you, along with a URL to sign up (and a discount code to bring your registration fee down to $0)
Sign up for your class and choose a time that works for you. Enjoy!
MAKE YOUR OWN TRUFFLES
$108 / Person
friday 3 pm
Our virtual truffle-making class is a fun, interactive activity to enjoy with family, friends, or teammates near and far. Learn the process of blending creamy ganache using our two-ingredient chocolate, then hand-roll your ganache into truffles. We’ll send you all necessary materials (including truffle toppings) to make a generous truffle batch — simply be ready to plunge your hands in chocolate.
VIRTUAL CHOCOLATE TASTING
$75 / Person
friday 3 pm
You’ll receive a flight of five distinctive chocolate bars, featuring a range of the flavor notes — from fudgy to fruity — that may be found in chocolate made of well-fermented cocoa beans. With guidance from an expert Chocolate Educator, you’ll expand and refine your palate as you learn specialized techniques and specific vocabulary to identify tasting notes in chocolate. You'll gain knowledge that will enliven any future chocolate adventure.
experience cacao farming and chocolate-making up-close and personal, while building relationships with other chocolate enthusiasts.
Visit Hawaiian cacao farms and chocolate makers, sample cacao and tropical fruit at its place of origin, and experience local Hawaiian culture.
June 11th-16th, 2023
Dive deep into the cocoa fermentation process, hike to and spend the night on a cacao farm and bird sanctuary, learn about cacao genetics, and more.
Request a Private Experience for Your Group
Most of our classes, tastings, and events may be made private for your group. Please submit the form below, telling us what sort of personalized experience you'd like to create, and we'll be in touch.