Become a Supporter

The purpose of Academy of Cheese is simple, to provide cheese education in support of the industry and those that work within it. By supporting us, you are helping create awareness for cheese and its value; culturally, socially and economically.

Securing the future of cheese

Associated benefits

By supporting the Academy of Cheese your business will be associated with an authoritative and respected consumer and trade organisation, helping to secure the future of the cheese industry.

Your logo will be proudly positioned on our website. Your brand can benefit from the halo effect of this ongoing association for a full 12 months included in your Supporters fee.

Join our network and benefit from:

  • The Halo effect
  • Consumer & trade exposure
  • Your brand on our website
  • 12 months association

Priority access to the online directory

Originally set up in support of cheesemakers and retailers following the first covid-19 lockdown, our Where to Buy Cheese directory was such a hit it remains a permanent feature on our website.

The directory puts our community in touch with retailers of quality cheese, whether its a local cheesemonger, an online shop or direct from the cheesemakers themselves, so long as you sell direct to consumers your business can be included. Supporters of the Academy will achieve a priority listing position in the directory to further boost your exposure.

Why join the online directory:

  • Featured listing
  • Brand exposure
  • Regular promotion in newsletter
  • Connects consumers with retailers

Join our world class cheese library

Academy of Cheese Supporters can add up to five of their cheeses in our cheese library, regularly accessed by delegates, alumni and Friends of the Academy across the globe. Having your cheese included in this resource provides unique exposure to a community of cheese enthusiasts and a potential new customer base, we have delegates study with us in 68 countries!

Each Cheese Library entry is written by one of the country’s leading cheese writers, he triple checks the facts and interviews cheesemakers to ensure 100% accuracy.

Join the Cheese Library, a global study resource

  • List up to 5 cheeses
  • Viewed in 68 countries
  • Accessed by delegates and alumni
  • Triple checked for accuracy

Collaborate with us

The Academy hosts a full calendar of events and masterclasses both in person and now virtually, providing the opportunity for a global audience. We love to collaborate with Supporters to bring educational content to our community, whether its meeting a cheesemaker, a tasting event or a cheese pairing masterclass. We can even translate our events to other languages, live and in real time!

Supporters also have the opportunity to utilise the Academy Events board on our website, giving you a platform to promote any events you host to our network of fellow cheese enthusiasts.

Host a cheese event and benefit from:

  • An international audience
  • Virtual or classroom events
  • Promotion on our events board
  • Engagement with consumers
  • Engagement with your peers

Thank You from us

We love to publicly thank our Supporters and all those who make the Academy possible. Our Supporters will be championed in our newsletter throughout the year, which now goes out regularly to over 9,000 cheese fans globally. On social media will we promote your cheeses or cheese business as we welcome and thank you for joining the Academy.

Joining the fastest growing global cheese community gives you the unique opportunity to network among both your peers and your consumers in a creative, engaging and respected platform.

Promotion on Academy platforms

  • Promotion in our newsletter
  • Promotion on Social Media
  • Network with your peers
  • Your brand on our website
  • Engage with our community

Who should become an Academy Of Cheese Supporter?

Retail professionals



Chef’s & Restaurateurs


Food Writers