Special offer: Making Chocolate Truffles

Special offer: Making Chocolate Truffles

You will be making your own filling from scratch and learn, through demonstration,  how chocolate is tempered and to use this to finish your own truffles.

Each session lasts about 2hrs and costs £49 per person. This  includes course materials plus ingredients and refreshments.

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Chocolate cake design course

Chocolate cake design course

This 1 Day  course will show you how to create Retro and some traditional chocolate designs.

The course can include some of the following; working with transfers and coloured cocoa butter, hand roll chocolate curls -fans & domes, making chocolate spikes, chocolate wraps, chocolate roses and lilies.

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Courses designed just for you

Courses designed just for you

We can create 1, 2 – 5 day courses to suit what you want to learn, whatever your level of skills or experience. The days last 7 hours, starting either at 9 or 9.30 am

A day costs from £175.00 per person. This includes all course materials, ingredients, a light lunch and refreshments.

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Talking all things Chocolate,

with Belgian Chocolate Master Jean-Pierre Wybauw

(Photo Cathy Hattam)



Chocolate ART has been a creator of unique chocolates and sculptures for over 17 years. Surrounded by the stunning views of Matlock in Derbyshire chocolates are designed, crafted and created by hand in the infamous ‘Chocolate Studio’.

Courses are for beginners to learn foundation skills, ‘chocoholics’, students who are looking to     further their knowledge or for those who are curious how chocolate works.

The Chocolate Studio is situated on the ‘helter-skelter’ road to Riber Castle in Matlock, on the edge of the Peak district. While working with chocolate, you’ll be able to enjoy the panoramic views of Matlock – Matlock Bath – Heights of Abraham Cable cars – and the hills towards Chatsworth.

Courses are One on One – meaning you work at your own speed, with no pressure or worries about keeping up with other students.

However if you prefer to work with someone you know I also offer courses for up to 2 students.

We offer courses for children too! 

We can also come to your premises to give lessons or do demonstrations in Chocolate

The Naked Chocolatier? 
Ideal for Hen Do’s I can come to your chosen venue to give you a Chocolate adventure (ask for further details)

Group bookings are possible at a venue in Nottingham, please contact me for further details.

‘Granddaughter Heather & Grandson Benjamin, my official chocolate tasters and Quality Controllers’

‘Granddaughter Heather & Grandson Benjamin, my official chocolate tasters and Quality Controllers’

The journey begins with sourcing the finest cocoa from around the world. The beans are harvested – the fermentation, drying & preserving process happen at source, then shipped to Belgium where they are being roasted, ground, mixed, conched and refined into chocolate, which then finds its way to the bottom of our hill. In wint

er this proves interesting and involves bringing the chocolate up by sledge! The chocolate is then melted in a melting kettle and hand tempered on a granite table before secret ingredients are added. Each new idea is designed, developed and refined to deliver the perfect result.


Cocoa Pod split in half presenting the beans inside