Academy of Cheese Brand
Associate course
3 session course

Kase Chennai

I am Namrata. I am a cheesemaker in Chennai, India. I love teaching and sharing the knowledge I have gained, as I truly believe that it is enriching. My teaching of cheesemaking, affinage and business planning has enabled two new cheese brands to set up in India.

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The course.
What will I learn?

The artisan cheese market in India is a relatively new and exciting field in India. The increase in artisan cheesemakers and availability of imported cheese has presented career opportunities for individuals. The Level 1 Associate certification is a great way to get started on one of those career paths.

The Course will cover:

The cheesemaking process
The ingredients, their function and production steps. An introduction to the Academy’s Make/Post Make Model applied to 15 specific cheeses.

Maturing, affinage and grading
Looking at ripeness and how temperature can be used to control the process. Understand affinage and the relevance of grading.

Buying and distribution
Discover the supply chains from production to consumer. Learn how to select a cheeseboard range for various situations.

Choosing the best tools for the job. Looking at correct techniques for cutting, packing and caring for cheese.

Understand the key descriptors of 15 cheeses and the principles of pairing cheese and drinks.

Cheese industry knowledge
Discover the history of cheesemaking and understand the differences between large scale and artisan production today.
This would have a specific reference to the market in India, the different segment, consumer behaviour, channels of sales etc

Regulation and good practices, FSSAI regulations
How to handle cheese safely.

Tasting cheese using the Academy of Cheese’s tasting model. Expand your vocabulary for expert communication.

Taste, explore and identify 15 cheeses

Who should take part?

For existing industry professionals, restauranteurs, sommeliers, mixologist the Level 1 is an added skill to help enhance customer experience by pairing the beverage with cheese, a view into sensory experience.

You could just be turophile, a lover of cheese and the Level 1 is a fun and structured introduction that gives you the understanding to appreciate your cheese better.

For all lovers of cheese, increase your knowledge to share with family & friends or to enhance your career. This course is an introduction to all types of cheese and learning to taste cheese. Level One sees you taste 25 classic cheeses the Academy of Cheese way.

What’s included in the price?

For Level 1, you get

Two classroom style sessions of 3 hours each over 3 consecutive days  3 PM – 6 PM (Chennai) on both days (Socially distanced)


Three online sessions of 2 hours each over 3 consecutive days 4PM – 6 PM (Chennai) on all 3 days

Both the classroom & online course includes 15 cheeses.

The Academy of Cheese Delegates pack, including the 25 Level 1 Cheeses book, the Make Post-Make Model and Standard Approach to Tasting Cheese

12 month’s subscription to the Academy of Cheese

Access to the Academy of Cheese Level 1 online knowledge base, study materials and Cheese Library

The Level 1 exam, on successful completion you will be receiving a Level 1 Associate Certificate and a badge.


Please note 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 the 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

Associate course
3 session course

Course dates
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14th May, 15th May, 16th May

Kase Chennai

Virtual classroom including cheese delivery (within India)

Course bookings managed by the Training Partner.

28th May, 29th May, 30th May

Kase Chennai

Virtual classroom including cheese delivery (within India)

Course bookings managed by the Training Partner.

4th Jun, 5th Jun, 6th Jun

Kase Chennai

Virtual classroom including cheese delivery (within India)

Course bookings managed by the Training Partner.

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