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Cocoa Black | Peebles

Chocolate and pastry school: learning doesn't get any more enjoyable.

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What we like:

This is the only place to be for anyone who loves chocolate. Chocolatier Ruth Hinks has created a luxury brand and picked up awards along the way, including UK World Chocolate Master and UK Confectioner of the Year. There's a divine chocolate shop and cafe, but what makes this really stand out from the crowd is the chocolate and pastry school. Two and three hour courses, full days and longer courses. Learn to make chocolate truffles, pralines, ganache and much, much more.

In their own words:

"On arrival, you’ll be given an apron and all the equipment and ingredients needed for your class. We usually weigh the ingredients in advance, to help you make the most of your time with us.
Depending on the class, you’ll usually work in pairs, closely supervised by your class tutor. It’s important to us that everyone feels at ease, whatever their skill level. If you find any technique confusing, or need more guidance with any aspect of the class, please let our tutors know – we’re there to help!
Each class usually has 2-3 staff members present, to help it run smoothly. If you’re lucky Kenny, will be on duty, helping with the washing up. He’s a firm favourite with our regulars, and renowned for his entertaining stories and occasional bursts of song.
We’re happy for you to take photos during your class, and share them on social media."

Good to know:

They get booked up well in advance, so make sure to secure your class online.

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