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Chocolate & Cheese Festival: Sunday Workshops

Enhance your experience at the Chocolate & Cheese Festival with a workshop taught by one of the experienced artisans in attendance. 

Please note, in addition to workshop fees, Museum admission is required to attend your workshop and the festival. 

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Sunday Workshops

Broken squares of chocolate.
Chocolate Tasting 101 — 11 a.m. — SOLD OUT

Learn what makes one chocolate “fine” and the other just “standard.” Find out how to identify flavors, get familiarized with great chocolate makers, and learn other priceless bits of chocolate know-how! Presented by Caputo's Market and Deli.

Charcuterie — 12:30 p.m. — Caputo's — Click here to register

Learn about the magical process of fermentation that makes charcuterie the special food that it is. We will delve into a few of the delicious details surrounding the history, traditions, and techniques that create the unique flavors and textures within the meats we know and love. Presented by Caputo's Market and Deli.

A selection of cheeses displayed in a circle.

The Science & Art of Cheese — 12:30 p.m. — Click here to register

Is cheese really made out of mold? If you’re hoping to understand how your favorite food is made, or are looking to start making cheese of your own, this is the workshop for you. Learn all about artisan cheese from local cheesemaker Britton Welsh of Beehive Cheese. This class will discuss the delicate balance between art, science, and craft required to make world-class cheese. Presented by Beehive Cheese.


A wedge of cheese.

Cheese Tasting 101 — 2 p.m. — Click here to register

Test your tasting skills and enhance your appreciation of fine cheese and the folks who spend their lives making it! Join the director of Harmons Specialty Cheese program, Mariah Christensen, to learn everything you ever wanted to know about cheese but were afraid to ask, including where cheese is made, how cheese is made, and how cheese is classified. Presented by Harmons.

Chocolate & Cheese Pairings — 3:30 p.m. — SOLD OUT

Chocolate and cheese are two of the most ancient and beloved foods. While combining them may seem strange at first, objections tend to evaporate in the presence of chocolate cheesecake! Finding complementary pairs is not a given, but with a few tips and experimentation, you can discover chocolates and cheeses that create amazing combinations. Join Utah Chocolate Society president Brian Ruggles in a guided tasting of some of the best cheeses and chocolate pairings out there. Presented by Utah Chocolate Society.

A wooden spoon stirs melted chocolate.

Children's Chocolate Exploration (Children's Workshop) — 3:30 p.m. — Click here to register

Calling all chocolate lovers…join us for a chocolate extravaganza! First, we’ll taste-test several types of chocolate from white to dark and many in between. We’ll then make and explore Fun-due—discovering how it’s made, the etiquette for sharing fondue, and how to use those crazy skewers! This session is for youth in first through sixth grades.

Molé — 3:30 p.m. — Click here to register

A plate of rice and chicken smothered in mole.

Learn about the cultural significance of mole sauce and discover the traditional process of making mole sauce with different ingredients. Taste the many flavor combinations that make this chocolate sauce sweet and spicy. Presented by Lorena Jimenez, of Moles La Gran Fiesta.