Discover the craft chocolate scene of Portland and create chocolate truffles with Alma founder and chocolatier Sarah Hart !

Tours and Classes at the Alma Kitchen

One of our dreams upon opening our SE 7th kitchen and shop was that the big open space would allow us to share our love of chocolate and confectionery! Below are some ways you can join the fun:


Chocolate tasting and truffle making

Teambuilding // Group Activities // Retreats // Tour Groups

Join ALMA founder, Sarah Hart and HER original teacher/mentor Ian Titterton!

This class is an all-around introduction to chocolate lasting approximately two hours. During the first half of class, we’ll talk about and taste different kinds of chocolate and our philosophy of working with chocolate. You’ll learn about how to taste chocolate, about origins and percentages (and more) and how to combine different chocolates with various spices and inclusions.

After a short break, we’ll move into the kitchen for a hands on truffle making demonstration and class. We will demonstrate a simple ganache (truffle) making technique and then class participants will hand roll and dip them on our fancy enrober. Each participant will go home with a box of four of their own handmade truffles. Space is limited to 14 participants. While content is geared toward adults, guests aged 12-16 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 


$50 per head includes:

-Chocolate Tasting and education

-Lessons in chocolate truffle making

-Your own handmade craft chocolate

-Hairnet photo opportunity!


Location : Alma Chocolate, 1323 SE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214.


Bios: Ian/Sarah

Ian Titterton is a rock and roll loving, cacao pod tattooed British born pastry professional who can’t possibly be old enough to be retired but somehow is. Career highlights include a stint as a ship’s baker in the British Merchant Navy, founder and co-owner of Ian’s Patisserie in Ann Arbor Michigan, Executive Chocolatier at Moonstruck Chocolates, Senior Pastry Arts Instructor At Cordon Bleu and Head of Professional Baking Department, Clark College. He has a special passion for chocolate work, is a terrific teacher with extensive experience and knowledge and is a lot of fun to boot.

Sarah Hart is the founder of ALMA chocolate. She has grown the company from her home kitchen and a stand at the Portland farmer’s market to a Nationally and even internationally known brand. Prior to her chocolate life (was there a time before that?) she worked as a college writing and literature instructor, waitress, caterer, mom and freelance writer. She has three tattoos, not chocolate related, except for the permission slip on her arm that reads “you do not have to be good”, which gives her license to eat chocolate every single day.

Open Class Schedule

We are always happy to schedule a group class, but if you are an individual and want to sign up, we have some upcoming dates!

September 15

October 20

November 17

Minimum size is 6, waiting list after 12 people.

Please email or call us at 971-279-4133 to inquire about scheduling!