Level 1
Level 1

Patrick McGuigan’s | Level 1: Associate Certification

One day
£195
About

Why Choose This Course?

Join author and expert Patrick McGuigan in London for a day of cheese tasting and learning, plus a special section on the art of cheese and wine matching. 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 fun, interactive day course will be packed with information based on Patrick’s 15-year career in cheese, which has seen him visit and learn from the best cheesemakers, maturers and cheesemongers in the world.

Patrick also holds the WSET Level 3 and French Wine Scholar qualifications, so is excited to bring his love of curd and grape together with a special section during the class looking at perfect pairings. The day-long, classroom course will help prepare students for the Academy of Cheese Level One assessment (which students can take in their own time online).

The course will cover:

· How to taste cheese professionally
· Milk composition and cheese making
· Cheese maturation
· Cheese history
· Cutting, wrapping and storage
· Creating show-stopping cheeseboards
· PLUS: a special session looking at perfect pairings of cheese and wine

Students will taste 12 cheeses through the day, plus wine samples.

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 cheese and wine to taste along and pair

With both WSET Level 3 and French Wine Scholar qualifications, Patrick is excited to bring his love of curd and grape together with a special section during the class looking at perfect pairings

Central Location

Based at the WSET London's classrooms, just around the corner from London Bridge mainline and underground stations, getting here won't be a problem.

Course Dates

Patrick McGuigan’s | Level 1: Associate Certification

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£195.00

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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!

Food Lovers

Cheese Mongers

Cheese Makers

Cheese Judges

Cheese wholesalers & distributors

Trainers

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

  • Can I 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?

Join author and expert Patrick McGuigan in London for a day of cheese tasting and learning, plus a special section on the art of cheese and wine matching. 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 fun, interactive day course will be packed with information based on Patrick’s 15-year career in cheese, which has seen him visit and learn from the best cheesemakers, maturers and cheesemongers in the world.

Patrick also holds the WSET Level 3 and French Wine Scholar qualifications, so is excited to bring his love of curd and grape together with a special section during the class looking at perfect pairings. The day-long, classroom course will help prepare students for the Academy of Cheese Level One assessment (which students can take in their own time online).

The course will cover:

· How to taste cheese professionally
· Milk composition and cheese making
· Cheese maturation
· Cheese history
· Cutting, wrapping and storage
· Creating show-stopping cheeseboards
· PLUS: a special session looking at perfect pairings of cheese and wine

Students will taste 12 cheeses through the day, plus wine samples.

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 cheese and wine to taste along and pair

With both WSET Level 3 and French Wine Scholar qualifications, Patrick is excited to bring his love of curd and grape together with a special section during the class looking at perfect pairings

Central Location

Based at the WSET London's classrooms, just around the corner from London Bridge mainline and underground stations, getting here won't be a problem.

Course Dates

Patrick McGuigan’s | Level 1: Associate Certification

Choose a date and time

£195.00

In stock

-
+
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

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!

Food Lovers

Cheese Mongers

Cheese Makers

Cheese Judges

Cheese wholesalers & distributors

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