What you'll do
We are very excited to have you visit us! You will have a unique peek into the only small-batch chocolate kitchen in the state of Michigan. You will learn about how we started our chocolate making business, cover all the steps of chocolate making from the tree to fermentation to tempering, molding and wrapping chocolate. You will taste plenty of chocolate on the way. This class was formerly known as Chocolate 101.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
My name is Barbara Wilson, and I am the founder of Mindo Chocolate Makers. In 2004 I left my job at the University of Michigan as a public health educator and in 2009 we started two small chocolate-making businesses. The first one is in Mindo, Ecuador where we purchase and export cocoa beans. We are giving lots of tours in both Mindo, Ecuador and in Dexter, Michigan. We love showing our visitors how we make chocolate and telling our story.
Chocolate samples gluten free brownie samples
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Where you'll be
You will learn the secrets to making great chocolate when you visit our award-winning small-batch chocolate kitchen just outside of Dexter. We are 20 minutes west of Ann Arbor.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Tree nut allergy
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 15 guests of all ages can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
We are located in a beautiful wooded setting near Trinkle Marsh bird reserve in Washtenaw County. If you are interested in making a chocolate bar join our Make Your Own Chocolate Bar class.
Chocolate Class with tour in Dexter, MI