Chocolate Workshops

Want to do something deliciously fun?

Chocolate Workshops

These workshops are perfect for hens groups, girls weekends away, family holidays, weekend escapes, baby moons, birthdays, anniversaries, date nights, friend get together’s, work team building, everyone etc. Our talented Chocolatier also has a strong HR training background so can tailor a workshop especially for your family or business. Contact us direct for more details.

We currently offer 8 different workshops – Please note minimum numbers apply for each course.

  1. “Gold Class” Chocolate workshop + Vintage High Tea – An Elegant Afternoon.  5 hours $160 per person  – (Fully Booked for 2020)  – Not Available at this time
  2. Make a Chocolate Creation – (Day Time) Courses – 3 hours – $139 per person (Fully Booked for 2020) – Not Available at this time
  3. Make your own unique chocolate block. 2 hours – $70 per person – (Perfect for hens groups) (Fully Booked for 2020)
  4. Antiquity Experience – $65 per person Approx 1.5 hours – (Perfect for hens or larger corporate groups) (Fully Booked for 2020)
  5. Make a Chocolate Gingerbread House – Only available for in-house guests.. $70 for a family. – Not Available at this time
  6. Girls weekend workshop & accommodation packages Click here! For glamping packages Click here!
  7. Are you a hens group – we also provide great hens day activities you can combine with a workshop, see our hens page Click here!
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Make a Chocolate Gingerbread House – In-house guests only

Not currently available – seasonal only (Dec/Jan)!

Because we believe in celebrating all things chocolate, its only fitting we now offer a Make a Chocolate Gingerbread House workshop activity. Pre-baked chocolate gingerbread house pieces are provided, chimney and all. Icing and lollies provided to decorate, games and some prizes. We even provide cellophane and a nice ribbon so each child can take their gorgeous chocolate house home at the end of the party. A gluten free house can be provided if requested. Contact management for cost. Please book prior to your arrival. Subject to availability.

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP CALENDAR.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT use the below calendar, due to high demand for our popular Girls weekend packages we have very limited availability in our workshop room for externally booked workshops. The below calendar is not being currently updated.

If you are a hens group wanting to book a chocolate workshop, then please write to us directly to ask our availability for hosting a private workshop for your group. We will try to accommodate your group if we can depending on what other activities that have already booked for that day. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in booking a workshop/accommodation package such as a girls weekend away  Our available dates for package deals & costing are all displayed on our booking page –  Click here! 

WORKSHOP CALENDAR: All PINK is booked GREEN is still available. Orange is session not available

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How to book.

  1. Pick a date
  2. Email us to check availability.
  3. If available a deposit of $150.00 is required to secure your booking in our calendar. Pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or do a direct deposit.) A small bank surcharge applies for credit card transactions.
ANTIQUITY EXPERIENCE – Perfect for girls groups, hens or corporate groups

Duration: 1 hour

Cost $65 per person

Min 6 people required for bookings. Subject to availability. Bookings in advance necessary. 

Available: by appointment only, subject to chocolatier availability.  

Antiquity Experience – What do you really know about chocolate? We have all enjoyed this indulgent treat for over 170 years but would you like to learn about the rich history of the unique sweet treat that has changed the dessert world forever. The Antiquity experience is a unique workshop where you will learn your way through the history of chocolate by tasting touching, seeing, hearing and smelling your way through the past. Blind folds and hidden surprises along the way. Your senses will be tantalized and your taste buds will be dancing with joy.

“Gold Class” Chocolate Workshop + Devonshire Tea with a twist – An Elegant Afternoon

Duration: 4 hours

Cost $160 per person Please note we are not hosting this particular workshop at this time – please refer to our girls weekend packages which include accommodation and very creative workshops.

Min 6 people required to run the course, Max 8

Available: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays – by appointment only. Other days of the week can be booked by special request, subject to chocolatier availability.  

The chocolate courses we provide are not your average chocolate workshops. Think of them as a day of making edible art with your besties, filled with an abundance of fun. We don’t believe in a stuffy kitchen type scenario. We want you to have an absolute blast, and end the day with a chocolate sculpture you’ve personally made that you never thought possible. Your chocolate tutor has a naughty sense of humour so feel free to let loose and be your true selves. This is your day and wickedly delicious humour is always welcome, actually it is highly encouraged! We love to teach people with a zest for life, and who enjoy the freedom of all things indulgent. Celebrate your special day, enjoy your family or friendships and indulge in all things good and delicious, because time together is precious and should be filled with joy.

You will be greeted with fairy floss drinks & delicious truffle tasting. Cassandra will then teach you to temper your own chocolate on marble and then make your very own gorgeous belgian chocolate creation that you never thought possible. For something extra special your group will even have the chance to taste the newest and the rarest chocolate in the world which they thought was extinct since 1916. Just when it couldn’t get any better we will play some fun surprise games, I hope your ready to be competitive with your friend or family because their are no rules and there is always a chocolate prize ready for the winner.

Behind the scenes Annie from Annies Grazing Boxes has been busy preparing the most devine Devonshire Tea with a twist.  It will be beautifully presented in either our country garden on a huge stone glass table with stunning views of Pigeon House Mountain or in our stunning Chocolat Studio with breaktaking panoramic views of the Budawang ranges. Annie has an extensive knowledge and expert culinary skills from her experience owning a renowned tea house in the heart of England’s beautiful Peak district. You will be treated to freshly baked scones, homemade cakes, slices and treats. A large selection of teas and complimentary drinks. This workshop is gold class and not to be missed.

Booking in advance necessary.

Make a Chocolate Creation (Day time) – 3 hour Courses.

Duration: Approx 3 hours

Start time: 2.00pm depending on chocolate tutor availability.

Cost: $139.00 per person – Min 4 people, max 8 Please note we are not hosting this particular workshop during at the moment – Please refer to the girls weekend package called “Flossy Posse” to enjoy this very creative workshop.

Bookings: Appointment only – subject to calendar availability. Simply email us to enquire.

Available: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays – by appointment only. Other days of the week can be booked by special request, subject to chocolatier availability.

Due to popular demand we are now holding 3 hour chocolate workshops for our guests and also the public on the weekends. This course is identical to the night time course above but held during the day on weekends. Bookings are subject to availability of Chocolatier. Start time may vary depending on the chocolate tutors availability. To book a session simply email us with the date you desire and we will check the calendar for availability. Payment for workshops is via credit card or bank deposit.

Make your own Chocolate Block + Games

Duration: 2.5 hours

Time: Approx 11am or 2pm

When: Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday subject to availability. Bookings in advance necessary. Other days of the week can be provided for large groups upon special request subject to availability of Chocolatier.

Cost: $70 per person 

Min 8 people required to run the course  (Social spacing due to covid regulations apply, we can only accept a maximum group booking of 10 people at this time)

This chocolate course has been deliberately & perfectly designed for our fabulous hens groups. Think of it as a day of making awesome Belgian chocolate blocks with your besties, filled with fairy floss drinks and a bucket load of fun. You chocolate tutor doesn’t believe in a stuffy kitchen type scenario. We truly want you to have an absolute blast, and end the day with a chocolate block that looks like an artistic master piece that blows your mind.  Your chocolate tutor has a naughty sense of humour so feel free to let loose and be your true selves. This is your hens day and a wickedly delicious sense of humour is always welcome, actually it is highly encouraged! We love to teach hen’s with a zest for life, and who enjoy the freedom of all things indulgent and want to celebrate the best hen’s day possible. Enjoy your family & close friendships and indulge in all things good and delicious, because time together is precious and should be filled with joy and so much laughter you nearly pee your pants.

Everyone gets to enjoy fairy floss’s drinks upon arrival, unique chocolate tasting, tempering chocolate on marble, preparing moulds and making your own unique chocolate blocks.  You will also enjoy some fabulous games for fun while your chocolate is setting in the fridge, we hope your competitive because the prizes is something special.

This session can be either held super early in the morning or later in the day. We realise you may have other activities planned for your special hen’s party and we are always happy to work within your schedule.

WORKSHOPS FOR TEAM BUILDING.
Did you know that our talented Chocolatier has a strong HR training background and can tailor a chocolate workshop especially for team building for your business. Bookings are subject to calendar availability.

Disclaimer: Milton Country Retreat does not take any responsibility for any food (Chocolate products or other such food items) that participants choose to take home after the course has finished. Milton Country Retreat will not be held responsible or liable for any unsafe handling or storage of any food items once they have left the premises. Please note: On very rare occasions your chocolate tutor may be unavailable due to illness or personal responsibilities. In this event a full refund will be provided asap or a rescheduling of your workshop, whichever you prefer.

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What others are saying

I highly recommend doing a Chocolate workshop at the Chocolate Cottages, Cassandra was a fabulous teacher and made the workshop so much fun for my husband and I. We made a chocolate creation that was so beautiful and I still cant believe that we actually were able to make it with no experience using chocolate at all. It was such a fun day for us both and we definitely recommend booking one as a date with your partner or a weekend away. Thank you again Cassandra Ill be back next year with my girlfriends.

Samantha J

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