Meet our Patrons
Our Patrons make this Academy possible and we love them!

We would like to take this opportunity to say an enormous thank you to all of our Patrons and show you who they are.

A massive thanks to all of our current Patrons

Ecole du Fromage Savencia

Savencia Fromage and Dairy UK

Savencia is a continental cheese company which gathers professionals of different expertise. L’école du fromage by Savencia was created to transmit and share the passion…
Guild of Fine Food

Guild of Fine Food

The Guild was formed in 1995 with a mission to support and encourage artisan food and drink producers and the independent delicatessens, farm shops and…
Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas is a freelance technical consultant specialising in dairy technology and food safety. As a training provider has delivered courses and webinars on behalf…
Paxton & Whitfield

Paxton & Whitfield Patron

For over 200 years, Paxton & Whitfield has pursued a passion for cheese, fine food and wine. We pride ourselves on sourcing and maturing exceptional…
Quicke's cheese


Quicke’s cheese is exceptional cheese. At every stage of its creation we strive for greatness – and looking at our awards list, we consistently achieve…


Family, friends, add wine and a cheeseboard. After 15 years running his own cheesemongers, deli, bistro and coffee house in Shaftesbury Dorset and working across…

BOSKA Food Tools

We create fun, cool and clever Deli Counter Tools, and believe that quality and sustainability go hand in hand. Our goal is to design products…
Brindisa cheese


Our name comes from the word ‘brindis’, to raise one’s glass in a toast, and over the past 30 years, we have celebrated the varied…
CHR Hansen

Chr. Hansen

Stay ahead in the dairy market with Chr. Hansen Consumers are demanding safe & natural foods and consequently, our portfolio of solutions for cheese is…
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Long Clawson Dairy

Clawson was established in 1912 as a farmer’s cooperative and today has over 30 supplier members, located within 30 miles of the dairy based in…
Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland



With its subtle and sophisticated taste Le Gruyère AOP is much appreciated by cheese lovers around the world. Produced since at least 1115 in the region surrounding…
Lighthouse design for business


Lighthouse has been developing the technology for the Academy of Cheese since its very early days. The online examinations and eLearning tools were brought to…
Peters yard

Peters Yard

At Peter’s Yard, we combine Swedish tradition with British craft and natural, quality ingredients to create our hand-baked sourdough range. From our crispbreads and crackers…


Founded in 1990, Somerdale now exports over 250 cheeses to wholesale, distribution, retail and food-service customers all over the World.  Not only do we offer…
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The Fine Cheese Co. Patron

Sponsor of ‘Best Artisan Cheese’ at the World Cheese Awards. The Fine Cheese Co. selects and matures traditional artisan cheeses, made by independent producers who…