Make & Take Truffle

at Roni-Sue's Chocolates - Lower East Side

Course Details
$75 (per person) 19 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Jun 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Next start dates (2)

Lower East Side, Manhattan
148 Forsyth St
Btwn Rivington & Delancey Streets
New York, New York 10002
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 10 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this chocolate class:

Treat yourself to sweets while learning the classic art of truffle making!

We begin with a guided tasting where we serve a bit of sparkling wine as a palate cleanser and welcome drink.

Highlights of this portion:
  • discussing and showing how chocolate is made 
  • guided tasting of cacao bean, nibs and chocolate made with the same beans
  • tasting a dark chocolate bon-bon made with our own direct trade chocolate from Belize
  • exploring a few other cacao growing regions and tasting samples of chocolates from these countries
  • discussion of direct trade and single origin chocolate vs. commercial chocolate and commodity cacao
  • telling the stories of the farmers we work with in Belize and the local folks learning the craft of chocolate making
  • fielding questions from guests who want to delve into a particular aspect of chocolate more deeply
  • talking about the health benefits of eating dark chocolate and cacao
Next we head to the kitchen for the two hands-on portions. First guests make a box of a dozen chocolate truffles, hand-rolling and finishing them in a variety of toppings. The students are so proud of what they've created and the boxed truffles are a lovely take home!

Finally everyone makes a batch of fresh chocolate ganache to master that basic technique which they also take home to play with another day (or just eat out of the container with a spoon!!)

Minimum age to attend the class is 10 and must be accompanied by adult.

Please wear comfortable clothing -- not your fanciest please, and sensible shoes (you will be on your feet for most of the class).

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
Minimum 24 hours prior notice required for cancellation -- rescheduling offered for other available dates


Google Map

Roni-Sue's Chocolates

All classes at this location

Located on Forsyth Street, between Delancey & RIvington, across from Sara Roosevelt Park. Close to F, J, M, Z & B, D short walk to N/R & 6.

Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 12:00pm Rhonda "Roni-Sue" Kave 1 $75
6:00pm - 8:00pm Rhonda "Roni-Sue" Kave 1 $75
10:00am - 12:00pm Rhonda "Roni-Sue" Kave 1 $75

Benefits of Booking Through CourseHorse

Booking is safe. When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
Lowest price guaranteed. Classes on CourseHorse are never marked up.
This class will earn you 750 points. Points give you money off your next class!
Questions about this class?
Get help now from a knowledge expert!
Questions & Answers (3)

Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

Question from Jennifer W.
Can I bring my own bottle of wine?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jennifer! The instructor prefers not as it would exclude other students in the class. Hope this helps.
Question from Simon L.
Can I bring my own ingredients?
Answer from Rhonda K. Verified Educator
For what purpose? Are you dairy free? We prepare some ganache the day before so it will be set up enough to work with. We also teach you to make some ganache of your own that you take home as well. Bringing your own ingredients won’t work with our format. If you need accommodation for dairy free we can do that for you but it has to happen in advance. There is a $25 fee if needed which can be paid directly on class day.
Question from Amanda F.
Hello, are the ingredients dairy free? Thanks!
Answer from Rhonda K. Verified Educator
Hi Amanda, No- our usual materials include local Hudson Valley heavy cream in the ganache. We can make a dairy free version for guests which requires advance notice & an additional fee of $25 to help offset the additional labor. Hope that helps! Roni-Sue

Reviews of Classes at Roni-Sue's Chocolates (40)

(40 Reviews)
Make & Take Truffle
Reviewed by Rich E. on 4/15/2019
Excellent experience and learning. Plus, the group had a great vibe.
Make & Take Truffle
Reviewed by Lyndsie H. on 4/8/2019
The class was fun, educational, hands-on, and yummy. Would definitely recommend!
Make & Take Truffle
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/27/2019
I absolutely loved this class--it was wonderful to learn more about what aspects of the processing or growing process produces different types of results in chocolate. I also very much appreciated the accommodation the teachers made so that I could take part in the class (I got injured and couldn't stand at the prep table; they got a smaller table and chair so that I could still attend.)
Make & Take Truffle
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/15/2019
The chocolate was delicious and learning the process was fun. However, there was not enough focus on the chocolate-making versus chocolate industry. We did not get to role or form the truffles in class which was a downer.
Make & Take Truffle
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/18/2019
This class was fun and educational. You get to try chocolate samples from all over the world, ranging in different %s. I thought there would have been a little more of the cooking aspect, but overall it was a good class to take.
Similar Classes

School: Roni-Sue's Chocolates

Roni-Sue's Chocolates

Roni-Sue is a boutique chocolatier on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Crafted from organic rainforest grown cacao at MOHO Chocolate, co-owned by Roni-Sue in Belize they create a special 60% dark chocolate for all of her confectionary work.

At Roni-Sue's we hand make a wide variety of confections–truffles, toffees, lollipops, caramel...

Read more about Roni-Sue's Chocolates

CourseHorse Approved

This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified NYC educator.

Ready to take this class?
Taking this class for work? Get exclusive perks & discounts for free.