The Taste of Dark Chocolate

GENINT 721.534
Osher (50+). An advanced exploration of the origins of cacao and chocolate, and its chemical (and other ingredient) content in 70% and above artisan chocolate.
Starting at $85.00
As few as 2 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Understand how to properly taste chocolate
  • Use the tasting to compare chocolate from around the world and identify their ingredients
  • Comprehend the regional differences of cacao, as well as its processing
  • Learn why dark chocolate can be beneficial to your health
  • Enjoy a chocolate and food pairing

About this course:

There is candy, and then there is artisanal, hand-crafted chocolate. This course looks at the methods and selection process of craft bean to bar companies in contrast to mass manufacturers. We learn how fermenting and roasting (or not) affect the final product and how to read the back of the bar wrapping. Tasting is done horizontally with a variety of American and international producers.  A chocolate maker will speak to the class at the second meeting.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Monday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Instructor: Lee Scott Theisen
18 days left. Enroll by Dec 3, 2018
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Plus members pay only $25 for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund after Dec. 4.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after December 4, 2018
Mon Dec 3, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Mon Dec 10, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB

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