Five heavenly spots for chocoholics Several of Wales’ artisan chocolatiers offer the chance to learn the art of chocolate and truffle making in fun, hands-on classes. Or perhaps that should be hands off – they’re mine, all mine. A Black Mountain Gold Chocolate Making and Tasting Workshop, Black Mountain Gold, Crickhowell by Kathy Newman Run by local lad Jules James, one of the UK’s few Master Chocolatiers, this award-winning artisan chocolate boutique is always full of heavenly aromas. Everything is handmade on site, from luxury truffles to individual dragon-motif bars in exotic flavours. You can watch the process while deciding what to buy, or have a go yourself on a Making and Tasting Workshop. B Bodnant Welsh Food Bodnant Welsh Food, Conwy by Jonnie3 Among the many tempting half-day cookery courses on offer at this thriving new centre are three hour sessions in which you’ll learn how to make chocolates to give as gifts, beautifully wrapped. The food shop sells award-winning Welsh brands of chocolate such as Baravelli’s, made in Conwy, and creates mouthwatering displays for Easter and Christmas. C Chocolate Fusion Award-winning husband and wife team Nick and Kitty Sharp create chocolates in a converted barn in the Ceredigion countryside. Since setting up in 2010, they’ve devised all sorts of original recipes, from hedgerow blackberry truffles to latte vanilla bars. To share the magic, you can join one of their three hour classes, learning about tempering, ganache, rolling, dipping and decorating. Delicious. D The Vale Resort Hotel Vale Resort Hotel, Vale of Glamorgan by Treat yourself to a Chocolate Lover’s Break at this four star hotel. You’ll spend the morning with an expert chocolatier, learning secrets, sampling chocolate and making truffles. You’ll leave with a fistful of recipes and all the goodies you’ve made – if you haven’t already scoffed the lot, that is. Luckily, there’s a health club here, too. E Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company, Haverfordwest by Mark Owen Purple on the outside, scrumptious on the inside, this chocolate factory, café and delicatessen invites you to hear the story of chocolate, watch chocolates being made, drink pure liquid chocolate shots and create your own bars and wrappers. There are all sort of treats to sample, from chocolate lollies to chocolate pizzas. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items 10 Welsh food festivals For a celebration of food and drink, look no further than one of Wales’ many food festivals. West Wales Food Festivals Discover nine great events showcasing delicious local produce, restaurants and recipes. Top Cardiff eateries Crafted coffee, spicy poppadoms, fresh seafood – Cardiff’s restaurants offer tempting food for all. The Fig Tree, Penarth Discover the best of East Wales, The Fig Tree in Penarth. Unusual Cardiff bar facts Sip a cocktail, sup a pint and enjoy four of Cardiff’s happening pubs and bars. Street Food Circus After a successful summer last year, Cardiff's biggest movable street food festival is back!