Chocolate truffles

Melton Mowbray ChocFest

ChocFest 16 & 17 November 2019


There’s a treat in store for chocolate lovers when ChocFest returns to Melton Mowbray from 16 & 17 November 2019.

ChocFest is one of the UK’s most popular chocolate festivals and at this year’s event, there will be some of the finest chocolate and associated food and drink products to taste and buy from some of the UK’s best local producers.

Exhibitors will be offering chocolates, chocolate cakes, pies, crepes, brownies, tarts, liqueurs, doughnuts, macarons, desserts, marshmallows, biscuits and even chocolate pizzas, kebabs, moonshine, mead, wine and beer. Other stands will be selling cakes, pies, champagne, wine and other goods in the run up to Christmas. New for this year is a dedicated Spirits Hall with gin, whisky, vodka, rum and liqueurs.

There are no weather-related problems on the site - the event is going ahead - all stalls are under cover


Chocolate Theatre & Tastings Programme

10.30 How to taste chocolate like a pro. (Tasting)
David Greenwood-Haigh

11.30 Chocolate – A Brief History & How it is Made (Talk)
Dr Matthew O’Callaghan (Food Historian)

12.30 Chocolate Beer & Truffles (Demonstration)
David Greenwood-Haigh: Coeur de Xocolat

14.00 Chocolate from around the World (Tasting)
Matthew O’Callaghan:

15.00 Recreating the ‘Ambassador’s Favourite Chocolates’ (Sat Demo)
Fiona Sciolti: Sciolti Botanical Chocolates (Stand H12)

15.00 David Greenwood-Haigh: Chocolate & Alcohol Pairing (Sun Talk)


ChocFest workshops

10.30am Belgian Chocolate Platter £7 - Yvonne
11.30am Build your own Chocolate Bar £5 - David
1.30pm Build your own Chocolate Bar £5 – David
2.30pm Build your own Chocolate Bar £5 – David

11.00am In a Nut Shell - Truffles £15 - Nenette
2.30pm Belgian Chocolates £15 - Yvonne

‘In a Nut Shell - Truffles’ £15 - Nenette
Make your own chocolates in about an hour. Nenette will share chocolate stories with you while she shows you how to temper chocolate, explains what this is and why it’s important, and to make flavoured truffle fillings.

While she does this, she will also explain how you can avoid some common pitfalls so you could make your own chocolates later at home too. Nenette will also show you how she makes truffles using professional chocolate moulds which you can eat during the workshop!

Using the tempered chocolate and the filling that Nenette has made for you, you will then create your own truffles in ready-prepared chocolate shells. As chocolate that has been tempered correctly sets within around 5 minutes, you can be quickly on your way with your beautifully packaged treats.

Belgian Chocolates £15 - Yvonne
Many would argue that Belgium makes the world’s best chocolates. In this workshop you will make 12 quality seasonal chocolates using Belgian chocolate filled with ganache. These will be decorated professionally using transfer sheets and then gift wrapped. An ideal present for Xmas.

Date: 16 & 17 November 10am - 4pm Saturday; 10am - 4pm Sunday

Tickets £4 in advance (£5 on the door) - under 16s free

Sorry, no dogs are allowed at this event, except assistance dogs.



Tickets for workshops are not longer available online.  There may be spaces on the day at the event.

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