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We are proud to present one of the top education programs in the world for chocolate lovers from all walks of life. Chocolate Lovers Unite (!) at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington for a weekend packed with world-class workshops on chocolate! 
Sunday, November 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Roasting and Conching - Chocolate Flavor Secrets

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Exceptional chocolate is created through a series of events. Change any one event and the outcome is a new creation. Two of these events are roasting and conching. Participants will experience how changing cocoa roasting levels can dramatically affect chocolate flavors. Next, we discover that when chocolate is subjected to heat, aeration and motion, another remarkable flavor change occurs. This is conching. This interactive multimedia presentation includes tasting several chocolates with varying roast and conche levels to experience flavor changes first hand. The presenter creates unique chocolate recipes specifically for this session to help illustrate the essential roles of roasting and conching on chocolate flavor development.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson

Engineer & Founder, Fresco Chocolate
Rob Anderson started a chocolate journey in 2003 with a single bag of cocoa and small stone grinder. Rob soon became obsessed with the complexities of flavors from fresh chocolate and the endless combinations of cocoa varieties, recipes and processes that were possible for creating... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Tasting Room

Attendees (26)