Academy of Cheese Brand
Member course
5 session course

No2 Pound Street

Level Two is designed for food industry professionals, including cheesemongers, restauranteurs, deli managers and those who just love cheese and really want to get under the rind.

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The course.
What will I learn?

No2 has been established as Buckinghamshire’s Premier British Artisan Cheese & Wine shop since 2010. Our aim is to bring awareness about the process, history and importance of handmade cheese. This long established food source has been around for well over 8000 years. It now deserves real recognition.

James’ our course trainer and head of cheese, has a lifelong love of cheese that is truly infectious. This was born through a background of working and running some of the U.K.s foremost restaurants that include, Claridge’s, The Lanesborough, The Carlton Tower, Wilton’s in St James’s, Mark’s Club in Mayfair and Lutyens in Fleet Street. He now regularly travels the length and breadth of the British Isles to find, bring back and promote the most exceptional handmade cheese.

Delegates must have passed the Level One course before progressing to Level Two.

At Level 2 there are 9 core modules 

1. Cheesemaking, the science and techniques 

2. Maturing, Affinage & Grading, ageing, storing, recognising defects and grading.

3. Buying and distribution, choosing cheese ranges, logistics distribution, profit and costs 

4. Presenting and serving, safe storage, cutting, discovering classics 

5. Communicating, talk with confidence, health benefits, food and cheese pairings

6. Cheese industry knowledge, the evolution and current market trends 

7. Regulation and good practice, HACCP, EHO, food labelling, recognising pathogens

8. Tasting, taste cheese professionally 

9. Cheese library 100 iconic cheeses. Identify cheese, it’s characteristics make, post make etc

Who’s it for?

Professional cheesemongers, chefs deli managers and those who just love cheese and really want to get under the rind. 

What’s included in the price?

Testimonial 

“One thing that has immediately changed as a direct result of James infectious passion is that I’ve started using “fancy” cheese for day-to-day uses. Maybe it’s a hangover from my upbringing but I always felt like it would be wrong to use a handcrafted, premium product to, say, make a toastie. That’s what Tesco’s own brand is for! But the day after the course finished I grated some of the leftover smoked cheddar into an omelette and it completely blew me away. It’s given me a whole new perspective on something that I previously saw only as a special treat, and for that I can’t thank you enough.” Alex Level 1 AOC February 21’

The Small Print… Cancellations/Refunds

We do not provide refunds once you have completed a booking. All bookings are final. However if you are unable to attend you can reassign your booking to another person – please let us know. We require 14 days’ notice prior to original booking date.

Member course
5 session course

Course dates
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4th May, 5th May, 6th May, 7th May, 10th May

No 2 Pound Street


Virtual classroom (including cheese UK residents)

Number of delegates

1 2345

10 delegate places available

£

469.00


Total (inc VAT)

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4th May, 5th May, 6th May, 7th May, 10th May

No 2 Pound Street


Virtual Classroom (excluding cheese delivery)

Number of delegates

1 2345

10 delegate places available

£

439.00


Total (inc VAT)

Buy
7th Jun, 8th Jun, 9th Jun, 10th Jun, 11th Jun

No 2 Pound Street


Virtual classroom (including cheese UK residents)

Number of delegates

1 2345

10 delegate places available

£

469.00


Total (inc VAT)

Buy
7th Jun, 8th Jun, 9th Jun, 10th Jun, 11th Jun

No 2 Pound Street


Virtual Classroom (excluding cheese delivery)

Number of delegates

1 2345

10 delegate places available

£

439.00


Total (inc VAT)

Buy
5th Jul, 6th Jul, 7th Jul, 8th Jul, 9th Jul

No 2 Pound Street


Virtual classroom (including cheese UK residents)

Number of delegates

1 2345

10 delegate places available

£

469.00


Total (inc VAT)

Buy
5th Jul, 6th Jul, 7th Jul, 8th Jul, 9th Jul

No 2 Pound Street


Virtual Classroom (excluding cheese delivery)

Number of delegates

1 2345

10 delegate places available

£

439.00


Total (inc VAT)

Buy

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