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’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 Partners to offer Level 1 & 2 courses
- Developing and accrediting Academy Level 3
- Building examination structures for Levels 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 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
Logo on all training materials and workbooks (as these are produced)
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
Logo and biography on this website plus a link to your company. 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