Level 1

Online Cheese School | Level 1: Associate Certification

3 hours
£155
£185 With Cheese
About

Why Choose This Course?

The Level One course is an introduction to the universe of cheese. You’ll learn the basics of cheese making, cheese aging, and cheese pairing. We’ll discuss the principles of cheese service and cheese tasting. You’ll get acquainted with the Make Post-Make classification model created by the Academy of Cheese.

The online cheese course is taught across two webinars, hosted live by Patrick using powerpoint, video and interactive tasks. Students are taught in small groups of a maximum of 12 in a virtual ‘classroom’ with participants able to ask questions and interact with each other and Patrick.

Course benefits at a glance

Taught by one of the UK's leading cheese experts

Patrick McGuigan is one of Britain’s leading cheese writers and communicators. He writes about cheese for titles including The Telegraph, The Financial Times and Delicious, and has contributed to BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. His first book, The Philosophy of Cheese, published by The British Library, was published in October 2020. His new book - The Cheese Life, co-written with Mathew Carver - was published in October 2023.

Includes cheeses to taste along

Tutored tastings are a key part of the course. We can deliver a tasting pack containing 12 cheeses to delegates in Great Britain (Northern Irish delegates should contact Patrick for delivery rates). For delegates who prefer to source their own cheese and/or are based overseas, the course can be purchased without the cheese delivery option at a reduced rate.

Bespoke courses available

Patrick is happy to organise and run bespoke online courses for private groups, tailoring either Level One or Level Two to your interests. He has taught bespoke classes to cheesemakers, cheesemongers and major retailers and have included a group of sommeliers in the Far East, an overseas family cheese business and a group of friends with a keen interest in wine in Manchester.

Study anywhere!

Patrick’s Academy of Cheese Level One classes have been tailored specifically for online learning to be accessible to both UK and overseas delegates.

Course Dates

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Testimonials

Here's what delegates are saying

Audience

Who is the course for?

Anybody who loves cheese and wants to learn more about it. Whether you want to pursue a personal interest or launch a career as a cheesemonger – you are welcome!

Fanatical Foodie

Cheese mongers

Cheese makers

Cheese judges

Cheese wholesalers & distributors

Trainers

The people behind Online Cheese School

Patrick is a UK-based cheese writer and educator, explores cheese worldwide. His works appear in national newspapers and magazines like The Telegraph. Patrick shared insights on BBC Radio 4. He authored "The Philosophy of Cheese" (2020) and "The Cheese Life" (2023). Since 2017, he's pivotal to the Academy of Cheese, earning the nickname 'The Cheese Librarian'.

Training Partner

Online Cheese School

Set up by Academy Training Partner, Patrick McGuigan - cheese specialist & author, offering training and consultancy to consumers and professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What If I have to cancel my course?

    Please note that once the course is booked, it is non-refundable. All bookings are final, however, if you are unable to attend you can reassign your booking to a new available date or to another person. We require 14 days’ notice prior to original booking date. We reserve the right to cancel a course at short notice should events beyond our control make this unavoidable. Should this occur, delegates will be offered a place on our next available scheduled course or a full refund.

About

Why Choose This Course?

The Level One course is an introduction to the universe of cheese. You’ll learn the basics of cheese making, cheese aging, and cheese pairing. We’ll discuss the principles of cheese service and cheese tasting. You’ll get acquainted with the Make Post-Make classification model created by the Academy of Cheese.

The online cheese course is taught across two webinars, hosted live by Patrick using powerpoint, video and interactive tasks. Students are taught in small groups of a maximum of 12 in a virtual ‘classroom’ with participants able to ask questions and interact with each other and Patrick.

Course benefits at a glance

Taught by one of the UK's leading cheese experts

Patrick McGuigan is one of Britain’s leading cheese writers and communicators. He writes about cheese for titles including The Telegraph, The Financial Times and Delicious, and has contributed to BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. His first book, The Philosophy of Cheese, published by The British Library, was published in October 2020. His new book - The Cheese Life, co-written with Mathew Carver - was published in October 2023.

Includes cheeses to taste along

Tutored tastings are a key part of the course. We can deliver a tasting pack containing 12 cheeses to delegates in Great Britain (Northern Irish delegates should contact Patrick for delivery rates). For delegates who prefer to source their own cheese and/or are based overseas, the course can be purchased without the cheese delivery option at a reduced rate.

Bespoke courses available

Patrick is happy to organise and run bespoke online courses for private groups, tailoring either Level One or Level Two to your interests. He has taught bespoke classes to cheesemakers, cheesemongers and major retailers and have included a group of sommeliers in the Far East, an overseas family cheese business and a group of friends with a keen interest in wine in Manchester.

Study anywhere!

Patrick’s Academy of Cheese Level One classes have been tailored specifically for online learning to be accessible to both UK and overseas delegates.

Course Dates

Online Cheese School | Level 1: Associate Certification

Choose a date and time

No results found.

Training Partner

Online Cheese School

Set up by Academy Training Partner, Patrick McGuigan - cheese specialist & author, offering training and consultancy to consumers and professionals.

Trainers

The people behind Online Cheese School

Patrick is a UK-based cheese writer and educator, explores cheese worldwide. His works appear in national newspapers and magazines like The Telegraph. Patrick shared insights on BBC Radio 4. He authored "The Philosophy of Cheese" (2020) and "The Cheese Life" (2023). Since 2017, he's pivotal to the Academy of Cheese, earning the nickname 'The Cheese Librarian'.

Testimonials

Here's what delegates are saying

Audience

Who is the course for?

Anybody who loves cheese and wants to learn more about it. Whether you want to pursue a personal interest or launch a career as a cheesemonger – you are welcome!

Fanatical Foodie

Cheese mongers

Cheese makers

Cheese judges

Cheese wholesalers & distributors

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Contact the Online Cheese School

If you have any questions about this course, or would like to find out more, use the form opposite to contact the training partner directly.

2 Harrington Place,

Brighton,
West Sussex,
BN1 7HL,
United Kingdom