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How to Host a Chocolate Tasting

Single-origin chocolate just begs to be shared with friends and family. We got tips from an expert on how to host a fancy chocolate tasting.

There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to what you do with the chocolate you buy, but Talia Glass, the former owner of Allium Market in Boston who hosted frequent chocolate tastings at her store, has some suggestions if you are looking to host a chocolate tasting experience at home. 

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  • Serve Chocolate with Warm Water: Serve the chocolate with warm water to cleanse the palate between tastes and release aroma and flavor more readily.
  • Blue Cheese Goes Great with Chocolate: A more esoteric tip, but one that will dazzle your tasters, is to serve the chocolate alongside blue cheese. The funky, creamy, and salty blue cheese provides a nice contrast to chocolate of any variety.
  • Variety Is the Spice of Life: Lastly, showcase a variety of bars. When we conducted our tasting, it was so fun to see just how different each bar was when served alongside others.

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