Take a look behind the scenes of Miami's first chocolate factory, Exquisito Chocolates! Founder and TC alumna, Carolina Quijano (M.A. '10) will offer you an exclusive look at how chocolate is made from raw cacao beans as well as teach you how to make your own chocolate bars and truffles at home using simple ingredients.
If you want to make chocolates along with Carolina, feel free to grab the following items: Dark chocolate, heavy whipping cream, microwave proof bowl, and cocoa powder. Optional: coconut, nuts, other toppings.
Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT
Carolina Quijano was already a chocoholic when she traveled to Paris on a business trip for a Wall Street consulting job that had her flying 150,000 miles a year. She tasted a delicious life-changing chocolate and spent the next two years trying to re-create it in her tiny NYC studio apartment, while still working her demanding job on Madison Ave. Hundreds of recipe trials later, she took a leap and moved to Miami to start a chocolate factory and make her chocolate dreams come true.
Today, Exquisito Chocolates sources direct-trade cacao beans from over eight origin farms in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cacao beans endure a long process before becoming chocolate. We believe in honoring the natural flavor of the beans and maintaining close ties with the farmers who work hard to produce them. We make bean-to-bar chocolates using only the highest quality ethically sourced beans.
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