A guided tour to a fair trade cooperative in Modica, Sicily. Quetzal unites local ingredients with the age-old secrets of chocolate processing. A tasting is included.
The tour lasts 30-45 minutes
Available: every day
Start time: 3:30 pm
Not available: whole months of October, November and December
Participants: 2 to 50 people
Tours must be booked up to 10 days in advance
The price includes: visit to the laboratory and to the workshop led by a member of the cooperative
Meeting point: Coop. Quetzal, Corso Umberto I, 281, 97015 Modica (RG), Sicily.
Languages: the visit can be performed in Italian (always) and English (upon request).
- Cancellation possible up to 1 day prior to the start of the tour (included).
- No refund is possible for cancellations made later and for no-shows.
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Tour: Chocolate Manufacturing Co-Op Quetzal Modica | Weekend in Italy
The Quetzal cooperative has been active in Modica, Sicily, for the past 20 years, as a shop, as a reference point for citizens interested in fair trade products and fair planet themes, and as a creative chocolate laboratory.
The visit to the cooperative allows you to discover a chocolate workshop dedicated to uniting local raw materials (organic and fair trade) (carob, oranges, hazelnut, hemp, manna, spices, chili ...) with the traditional cocoa processing techniques. Modica is connected through a long history to the Mayans and Aztecs - a story that began when the Spanish brought the Xocoatl recipe during their occupation of Sicily.
The visit takes you into the fair trade shop of the cooperative Quetzal and into its chocolate laboratory premises, where you’ll learn about the manufacturing process and the machines used. And you will discover some secrets of chocolate making ...
Of course, the tour ends with tasting some of the sweet delights produced here!
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 1 business day before the visit. No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 24 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.