Cocoa Bean



39 South Main Street, Pittsford, NY

good quality chocolate: hand-crafted artisan truffles and fine chocolate bars from around the world

Private chocolate classes. 

Book your own private class in Cocoa Bean Shoppe:

"Truffle 101. Introduction to truffle making." truffle making class;

"Homemade Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cups." chocolate molding class;

Perfect for a group of friends and family, as well as a team-building event; a private class makes any occasion delicious and memorable.

All classes are intensive 90-minute event (could be shorter under your request). The class consists of two sections: a demonstration and “hands-on”. Contact us to schedule your event.


Chocolate classes at Cocoa Bean Shoppe are unique. They are taught in a small chocolate shop by two instructors. Classes start with chocolate sampling and the informal discussion about chocolate, cocoa beans and trees. 

Our chocolate instructor demonstrates techniques for preparing ingredients for truffles. When a demonstration finished, you don gloves and, under the chocolate instructors’ watchful eyes, with their help, you make truffles! 

Finished truffle making “hand-on” section, you gather around a table in our chocolate boutique and chat with your classmates.

Enjoy truffles or/and peanut butter cups just made by you!


Private chocolate classes can be arranged for 2-10 people.


Private classes start at $130.00 for a party of 2-4 people.

A class of 5 to 10 people costs $180.00.

Classes of 7 or more held during Weekday morning, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., receive a 10% discount.

Additional information and cancellation policy

Classes typically run 1.5 hour; under your request, a class can be shorter, but at least 60 minutes.

The duration of the class doesn’t change its price. All class prices include the price of chocolate, ingredients, samples, packaging and decoration, and the class itself.

**payment for a private class is non-refundable; but a private class can be re-scheduled;


Personal Training

Enjoy personal attention and a tailored workout for your first truffle-making project with our chocolatier. Learn how to make truffles with ease and comfort within a small kitchen, like your home kitchen situation. Cocoa Bean Shoppe offers “Making the Truffles” private session to make chocolate truffle balls of four recipes (not shell-molded truffles). You’ll work one-on-one with experienced chocolatier. During a session you’ll make and take home up to 200 truffles of all kinds.



You can experience Private Training on your own or with a friend, through your choice of single or duet sessions.

A single session costs $180.00.

A duet session costs $240.00.

**payment for a personal training is non-refundable; but it can be re-scheduled;


Personal Training typically runs 3 – 4 hours. Prices include the price of the chocolates, ingredients, packaging, decoration, and the session itself. You’ll take home all truffles (up to 160) you just made.


Are you ready to push yourself to the next level? Personal training at an advanced level of truffle making is available: working with molds, decorating shell-molded truffles, and more.



Please email to schedule Personal Training session.

To sign in a class, please call: 585.381.1620585.381.1620 or


store hours: Tue-Fri 10 -6 p.m. and Sat. 10-3 p.m.

Sunday and Monday CLOSED