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Becoming a Patron
Taking our industry to a higher level

The UK’s flourishing cheese sector deserves to remain in the best possible health and highest regard. Collectively, through the Academy’s education programme we can achieve this.

Why join us?

Joining our initiative will establish you as a benefactor of the Academy. Your association and support of a recognised industry accreditation is an opportunity to secure and shape its future.

To date, Patrons have provided essential capital and as the Academy continues to grow, we require ongoing investment to implement all four Levels of accreditation – setting a gold standard. As a valued stakeholder, you can be a key part of this process.

We need.

We’re asking cheese makers, retailers, cheesemongers, distributors, producers, deli owners, chefs, foodservice operators and everyone with a passion for the sector to help us reach our funding objectives.

  • Accrediting additional Training Providers to offer Level 1 courses
  • Developing and launching Academy Level 2
  • Developing and accrediting Academy Level 3
  • Building examination structures for Levels 2 and 3
  • Structuring links to the full curriculum of study material
  • Updating the registered website for the Academy


The Benefits
It’s never too late to get involved

We are still at the beginning! Currently Patrons are thanked for their generosity with the following benefits:

Premium access

Premium access to Level 1 and Level 2 of the Fast Track Qualification Programme

An invitation by Quicke's

To visit their dairy, to illustrate the value of understanding the cheese making process


A bespoke cheese presentation at an event of the patron's choice

Training materials

Logo on all training materials and workbooks (as these are produced)

Marketing materials

Logo on marketing materials to be used to promote the Academy


Links in relevant communication


Logo and biography on this website plus a link to your company's website

Communication material

Feature as part of all communication - off and online: letters, emails, documents, proposals

Good Cheese profile

A profile piece in the Good Cheese magazine (published autumn by The Guild of Fine Food)

A Speciality VIP event

A VIP event at Speciality & Fine Food Fair

Harrogate Fine Food Show

Presence at Harrogate Fine Food Show, World Cheese Awards, Speciality & Fine Food

A Massive Thank you

And special THANKS on all initial marketing and sales communication

Become a Patron

We appreciate the value of sharing new ideas of how we can further benefit your business if you choose to support us. Engage with us and we will continue to say; “thank you!”

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Our Patrons

Enormous thanks. We wouldn't be here without you!
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