A hands-on laboratory to experiment with processing methods for the delicious and unique chocolate of Modica! The workshop takes place at the Fair Trade cooperative Quetzal in Modica, Sicily, which unites local, organic, and fair trade ingredients (carob, oranges, hazelnut, hemp, manna, spices, chili ...) with the age-old secrets of chocolate processing and has been doing so for the past 20 years.
Start time: 3:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Availability: the workshop is available upon request throughout the year, from Monday to Friday in the afternoon (in the morning, the laboratory is engaged in normal chocolate production). During October, November and December, as a consequence of the extraordinary production for the holiday season, the workshop may not be available.
Participants: 1 to 8
Meeting point: Coop. Quetzal, Corso Umberto I, 281, Modica (Sicily, province of Ragusa).
Languages: The workshop is conducted in Italian (always) and English (upon request).
The price includes:
- workshop led by a member of the cooperative
Reservations must be made at least 10 days before the desired date.
- Cancellation possible up to 7 days prior to the start of the tour (included).
- No refund is possible for cancellations made later and for no-shows.
Before You Book
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.
A chocolate lover’s dream: chocolate workshop Modica | Weekend in Italy
The long love affair between Modica and cocoa - which started when the Spanish brought the ancient Xocoatl recipe during their occupation of Sicily - marks the daily life and the character of this baroque town in South East Sicily.
The cool processing temperatures, the gritty texture, and the organoleptic characteristics make chocolate of Modica a unique product. It is a true messenger of the flavours of the region, of its fruit products, its handcrafting excellence. And to really get to know this chocolate, nothing is better than to put your hands in cocoa and make some chocolate bars yourself!
Book your chocolate workshop here and become chocolatier for an afternoon at the cooperative Quetzal di Modica. The cooperative has been serving the area for 20 years with its shop and as point of reference for fair trade products and themes, and with its creative chocolate laboratory.
The chocolate laboratory is dedicated to uniting local raw materials (organic and fair trade carob, oranges, hazelnut, hemp, manna, spices, chili ...) with the traditional cocoa processing techniques.
While your newly created chocolate bars cool, you can visit both the shop and the lab and learn about the machines and production secrets.
At the end, some sweet-tasting treats await you, along with some thoughts on a new and fairer way of thinking about business.
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 1 week before the event. Cancellations less than one week before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.