Making handmade luxury chocolates - half day course (morning session)

Hand-rolled truffles


If you always wanted to try your hand at making luxury chocolates, then join us and we will show you how to master the techniques of working with chocolate. If you are a keen home cook who would like to make your own professional looking chocolates at home, then this course is for you.

Your course will be run by John and Jill with a maximum of 4 delegates, which means you will have plenty of delegates to tutor time to ask questions and practise techniques and skills. The session is flexible enough to work for new as well as experienced people, so do not worry if you have never made or even melted chocolate before. We will guide you through the process.

You will take away all of the items that you make during the day. The course will cover demonstrations, activities where you work in pairs following a recipe. Jill and John will be on hand for support, advice and guidance.

We have some dates planned for these courses, however, we can run them as and when required. We can do midweek, weekends, so we are very flexible on availability. Many of our customers book a 'crafty day-off work' with the added benefit of feeling they are enjoying it more because they are not at work or eating into their weekend time.

Jill and John are your tutors. They both hold industry recognised professional training qualifications. This means not only do they know their subject but more importantly how to share it with others in a form that is easy to pick up and in a fun and enjoyable way.

We are a 5-star catering venue.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

- Tempering chocolate using the tabling method
- Making ganache
- Piping fillings and applying decorations
- Hand-rolling truffles
- All ingredients included
- Step-by-step printed course notes included
- Tea, coffee and/or cold drinks throughout the session
- All equipment and tools, as well as beautiful packaging to make your chocolate look as good as they taste.


John or Jill Tisbury at The Artisan Chocolate Company

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28 Yarrow Close
NN10 0XL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired


3 hours (9:30am to 12:30pm)

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Pete - - #36342

A fantastic chocolate morning had with John & Jill today as a B/Day gift from my Aunt.
The perfect hosts who welcomed me into their home / kitchen to present their Truffle making course. John made the coffee as Jill gave an excellent explanation of the Coco bean cycle to ending up as chocolate, plus tasting various types of course :) was very informative and some knowledge gained!
The truffle making itself with various fillings was very good and a lot gained now with tempering techniques!
As well as truffles, I was also shown how to make Honeycomb , Bark & Salted Caramel :)
Course lasted 3hr and was worth every moment with John & Jill equally taking it in turns in showing you the stages. Best part of course was taking all the lovely goodies home after :)
Thank you for a very informative & enjoyable time.
I highly recommend John & Jill to anyone looking to learn the art of a chocolatier :)

Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:

Thank you Pete, we are so pleased you enjoyed spending the morning with us and even more so as it was your birthday! You created some wonderful items over the morning's session and you were a perfect delegate. Kind regards John and Jill.

joanne - - #36340

I was stuck for what to give my nephew for his 50th birthday as socks just didn't excite me. Then I spotted a chocolate making course. Perfect. I thought. Well, it looks like it was the perfect, unusual, interesting, educational and creative course I could have found. After a whole morning learning how to make everything from truffles to honeycomb he rang me to say what a fantastic morning he had had with Jill and John. He says he has learnt a lot, in a most enjoyable way. Now I am just waiting for one of his creations, which he was allowed to bring home after making them, to drop through my letter box!
Highly recommend The Artisan Chocolate Company.

Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:

Thank you Jo we're pleased to hear that Pete sung our praises when you spoke to him. It was great to meet him and add to his knowledge and skills. He was a great student and knew lots about chocolate making already, so we were able to add some more background information to round his knowledge more. We are pleased you were happy with your choice of course for him.

Jackie - - #25349

Would recommend this course 👍. Jill and John make you feel so welcome and have great knowledge, explaining everything clearly, I learnt a lot and had a fantastic time. Went home with yummy chocolates, family have loved them and want me to make more.
Thank you all, great company and host.

Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:

Thank you Jackie for your glowing review. Jill and I are so pleased you enjoyed the day and your family too by the sounds of it. We hope you will be putting into practise the things you learnt on the session.

Carol Coleman - - #25285

What a lovely way to spend the morning. From somebody coming to this as a beginner I feel that I have made an achievement. John and Jill were perfect hosts making me feel very welcome. The chocolates are yummy.

Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:

Thank you Carol for your kind review. You did brilliantly and made some wonderful chocolates. Jill and I are so pleased you enjoyed the session and we hope to see you again soon.

Val anderson - - #25264

What a fabulous morning!
John & Jill were so welcoming, giving us an interesting background to chocolate and then lots of hands- on truffle and chocolate making. We surprised ourselves with our very professional results! There were tasting opportunities galore and an array of different chocolates to take home!
I’d recommend this course for seasoned crafters and cooks or novices as Jill and John adapt as they go to make sure everyone gets what they want.
Thanks for a brilliant time - will be back.

Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:

Thank you Val for your glowing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the day. You did make some wonderful chocolates, plus you will get a shine and snap on your chocolate when you temper it at home! We look forward to seeing you again in the future too.

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