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Become a certified…

Level Two: Member.

Level Two has been designed for cheese industry professionals throughout the supply chain who wish to advance their learning and expertise.  It will also appeal to consumers with a profound interest in expanding their understanding of cheese production and varieties. Want to do so at your own pace? then the Level two eLearning program (and certification) is for you.

Level two eLearning program (and certification).

  • Tuition: £399.00 (Inc VAT)
  • Level: Member (Level 2)
  • Location: On demand
  • Course Length: 54-72 Hours

What you’ll Get

When you enrol today, you’ll receive instant access to:

  • Level 2 (Member) Learning road
  • 9 Core Modules
  • 42 Standards
  • Digital delegate pack
  • Downloadable Tasting sheets
  • Access to the Cheese Library

Plus, upon successful completion of the exam you will also receive:

  • badge designating you as an Academy of Cheese Member
  • A digital badge for your website, email signature and LinkedIn profile
  • A digital, printable certificate suitable for framing
  • Status and recognition as a Certified Academy of Cheese Member

Includes one year’s FREE Academy of Cheese membership (Worth £25.00) which includes:

  • Cheese Knowledgebase
  • Discounted events
  • Online community
  • Member only offers
  • Member enewsletters

  • Consolidate your professional understanding and enhance your career opportunities
  • Be more informed and equipped to share and implement your new-found knowledge in a range of settings
  • Be at the forefront of developments as one of the first delegates to undertake this internationally recognised accreditation

Academy of Cheese Level 2: Member online course details.

In this course you’ll learn everything you need to know to take your level 2 exam and become an Academy of Cheese Member. For those that have completed Level One, there will be a significant progression in the teaching and application of the Academy’s Make and Post Make Model and Structured Approach to Tasting

An in-depth look at ingredients, the scientific role of each ingredient and various cheesemaking production techniques. Learn how to make a basic cheese

Study the techniques of an affineur and the resulting cheeses, the maturation processes including safe storage, potential defects and degree of maturity.

Recognise an appropriate range of cheeses for particular situations, review the types of supply chain and demonstrate an understanding of profit and costs

Determine safe storage solutions, deal with common quality defects, learn to cut, re-pack and present various cheeses. Recognise stock management systems. Discover cheese for classic cheese dishes.

Explore tools and methods to communicate verbally & non-verbally about cheese. Learn the health benefits of eating cheese (and hazards to some). Discover suitable food and cheese pairings.

Develop an understanding of cheese’s evolution through time and current market trends in the UK and the World.

A close look at HACCP, the role of food enforcement officers, the role of food labelling and the main pathogens

Tasting and assessing cheese using the Academy of Cheese’s Level 2 tasting model. Delve deep into complex flavours and the vocabulary to communicate with

Identify, taste and recall background information, cheese make, maturation process and key characteristics for the cheeses specified on the Level 2 list

Who should get certified

Retail Professionals


Food Writers


Chef’s & Restaurateurs

Fanatical foodies



Cheese Judges

Why should you get certified?

If you’re an individual…

This industry recognised course, exam and accreditation are a must-have for cheese professionals looking to enhance their career. Recognised by leading Cheese Awards competitions

Exclusive categorisation (Make, Post make) model

Specific vocabulary and structure for examining and classifying cheeses

So, if you want to:

  • Enhance your career (or start a new one)
  • Expand your skill set
  • Distance yourself from the competition
  • Jump to a higher pay grade…
  • Gain confidence and explore cheese more widely
  • Be part of the fastest growing professional Cheese network

If you’re a business owner

Maybe you don’t need the certification. But what about your team? 

Do you know for a fact that they’re up to speed on all the latest and greatest Cheeses?

They’ll love the fact that you’re investing in them, and you’ll love the fact that they’re performing at the highest level possible for your company.

Also, there’s no rule that you have to sit for the test. If the training is more important to you than the certification, then just take the training and look at the test as an optional extra. (But if I were you I’d take it anyway just to make sure you’re fully grasping all the concepts.)

Educational resources and networking opportunities

Explore all varieties of cheese, Understand cheese provenance & Network with Cheese lovers all over the globe

Either way, if you expect the best for your company, then this course and certification is for you.

Recognised by Employers and Cheese Awards competitions

Mature your Cheese Knowledge

Level Two: Member.

How It Works

Enroll today

The Level 2 Member online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course – We make learning about Cheese easy and fun.

Study Online

Our study programme is all online, accessible 24/7. Our online study programme gives you the flexibility to study when and where you want and around your existing commitments. Your personal journey through the Academy of Cheese standards. Study on a PC, tablet or phone.

Order (and taste) the 100 Cheeses

You will need to source, taste and assess the 100 cheeses yourself.

Take your Exam

No stressful examinations. Take a multiple choice exam, from the comfort of your own home. The exam is also online and requires you to get 32 marks and above, from a possible 40 questions, to pass and gain Level Two Member certification.

Celebrate your Success

Congratulations! Display your certificate and wear your pin badge with pride.

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