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Become a Training Partner

Make cheese training an essential part of your business’ offering.
Through our network of Training Partners we are taking cheese education global and making standardised industry accreditation a reality. To help continue this work, we are looking for additional cheese experts to deliver our specialist courses both in the UK and Internationally.


Share your passion for cheese and unlock new revenue streams.

Who should become a Training Partner

Successful Training Partners are passionate about cheese and professional training. We currently boast a highly skilled group of cheesemakers, cheesemongers, cheese writers, wholesalers and restauranteurs as Training Partners, teaching both trade and consumers audiences.

As an approved Academy of Cheese Training Partner, you can deliver our industry recognised certifications as part of your business offering. Whether you are training your staff, consumers or fellow cheese professionals, becoming an accredited Training Partner creates a new income stream for your business.

If you have the cheese knowledge but this is your first venture into delivering professional training, or you’re just looking to refresh your skills, we offer ‘Train the Trainer’ courses throughout the year to allow you to refine your skills.

Mary Quicke, Quicke’s Cheese

Becoming an Academy of Cheese Training Partner created a useful extra income stream for the business.  We enlist an external trainer to run our courses as we don’t have anyone with teaching experience in the business (of course we would retain more income if we did).  It’s a proven way to excite keen consumers and influence key customers.  Holding the courses on the farm or even digitally gives our delegates a great insight into our cheesemaking.


Key Training Partner Benefits

  • Create an additional source of income for your business
  • Opportunity to bespoke courses to your business’ target market
  • Association with an authoritative and highly respected organisation
  • Inclusion in Academy marketing activity promoting your business
  • Access to our global community of cheese enthusiasts

An International Opportunity

Training Partners have the opportunity to teach Level One Associate, Level Two Member and soon to be launched Level Three Fellow courses. We have a diverse mix of delegates who choose to study with us, from passionate foodies to cheesemongers, buyers, chefs, sommeliers, food writers and marketing professionals.

Whats more, with the success of virtual classrooms we now have delegates engaged from 54 countries! As a Training Partner, you have the opportunity to teach cheese education globally.

Join an elite group

28 Training Partners are currently teaching Academy of Cheese courses in 5 languages, delivering world class cheese education to both consumers and professionals. Becoming a Training Partner positions you and your business alongside these much respected industry figures. If you are passionate about cheese and professional training we’re keen to hear from you.

Training Partner Packages

The Academy understands the value in having independent smaller turnover Training Partners as part of our community, as such we’ve worked to ensure Training Partner fees don’t become a barrier to joining us by offering two categories of Training Partner: small or standard. Enquire for more details on how this works.

Frequently asked questions

Our Training Partners currently consist of cheesemakers, cheesemongers, cheese writers, wholesalers and restaurateurs. If you are passionate about cheese and professional training we’re keen to hear from you.

We’ve worked hard to ensure Training Partner fees don’t become a barrier to joining us, as such we’ve created two categories of fees based on how many delegates you plan to teach in a year. Enquire for more details on how this works.

Absolutely! We currently have 8 Training Partners based outside of the UK and with the launch of virtual classes you can teach delegates from anywhere in the world.

Follow the ‘Register your interest’ link on this page to start the process and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Yes, we require all Training Partners study the course they plan to teach and the level above.

Anyone interested in cheese! Our courses are suitable for those working in the cheese, food or hospitality sector, anyone wanting to start a career in cheese or for cheese loving consumers.