All Level Two courses now include a free Friend of the Academy subscription


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From May 2022, to recognise the dedication of our Level Two students, we are including all the wonderful benefits of our Friends membership subscription in the cost of the course. 

What if I am already studying cheese at Level Two?

We are delighted that you have chosen to take your studies further with the Level Two Academy of Cheese Member Certification.  To recognise your dedication, and to support you in your studies, we will be automatically enrolling you as a Friend of the Academy, saving you £25 on the current 12-month subscription fee.

You don’t need to do anything! We will automatically enrol you onto our Friends’ programme and for the next 12 months you will have unlimited access to all the wonderful benefits our Friends currently receive.

What if I pass my Level Two cheese exam before the end of the 12-month period? 

Great news, you have a full 12-months access for free, so you can continue to use all the benefits above until your Friends subscription comes up for renewal in a years’ time. 

What if I already have a Friend subscription and I’m studying cheese at Level Two?

As you are already subscribed to our Friends programme, we don’t want you to miss out.  Therefore, when your membership comes up for renewal, we will automatically enrol you for another 12 months, absolutely free of charge, saving you £25 on the renewal price.  

What if I am studying cheese at Level One?

If you are enrolled on a Level One course, then you will already benefit from 12 months access to the Learning Road and Cheese Library. When you choose to advance to Level Two, you will automatically be enrolled in our Friends programme. If you would like to take advantage of the many other exclusive perks before then, you will also need to purchase the Friends of the Academy package, for £25 per year.

What if I have not started my studies yet?

Whether you have a professional or personal interest in cheese, everyone is welcome to subscribe to our Friends of the Academy programme, share our knowledge and spread the appreciation of truly great cheese. For just £25 per year, you will get all the wonderful benefits membership brings.

What’s included in the Friends subscription?

Exclusive Perks

The Academy has partnered with a whole host of cheese industry brands to bring a variety of discounts and offers exclusively for Friends of the Academy. These offers alone can more than cover the cost of your subscription.

View this month’s Friends’ Perks 

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Cheese Library Landing Page

Cheese Library

Friends of the Academy can access our ever growing Cheese Library which clearly and accurately catalogues cheese in a user friendly way. It is a valuable research tool for studying at home, for inspiration ahead of a trip to the cheesemonger and for retailers swotting up on their range or looking to add something new.

View the Cheese Library

Cheese TV

Friends get free access to stream the latest Cheese TV episodes on demand. With a full line-up of wonderful cheese-themed episodes: from inspiration for your cheese & wine pairings to masterclasses with the cheese makers. Whatever your relationship with cheese, Cheese TV’s got it covered.

Watch Cheese TV

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