Essential Foundations for Cheese Professionals


Intimate class sizes encourage wide-ranging discussions among colleagues, enhancing the educational experience and supporting professional networking.

This cheese training has been in a process of continual evolution since 2005, and has been taught to more than 300 French cheese professionals at MonS. Director Laurent Mons has taught variations on this curriculum for the French National Centre de Formation des Produits Laitièrs, for the Centre Interprofessionnel de Documentation et d’Information Laitières, as well as for such national food retailers as Casino and Tradition Lanquetot Societé.

Essential Foundations for Cheese Professionals has been translated and adapted into English for an international clientele of cheese professionals.

This program serves as an appropriate prerequisite to Affinage.

Upcoming course dates:
•  June 11-15, 2018
•  September 10-14, 2018

Class size limited to 6; minimum 3 enrollments required for course to be held.


The tuition for Essential Foundations for Cheese Professionals is 2,800€. This includes classroom work, hands-on ateliers, visits, lodging during the course and all lunches. It also includes ground transportation between the Academie and Lyon.

If taken as a suite with Affinage, the combined tuition for both courses is 5,000€.

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