Charlie Turnbull

With 15 years of artisan cheese retail behind him, Charlie has become a renowned cheese expert. He judges cheese and fine foods globally, serves as a senior trainer at the Guild of Fine Food, and collaborates with UK cheese wholesalers. As a Director of the Academy of Cheese, he crafted the Make-Post Make model and Standard Approach to Tasting Cheese.

Charlie Turnbull

With 15 years of artisan cheese retail behind him, Charlie has become a renowned cheese expert. He judges cheese and fine foods globally, serves as a senior trainer at the Guild of Fine Food, and collaborates with UK cheese wholesalers. As a Director of the Academy of Cheese, he crafted the Make-Post Make model and Standard Approach to Tasting Cheese.

About Charlie Turnbull

Charlie’s Primary Focus Is Cheese And Fine Food.

In a long career, including running his own cheesemongers and bistro, he has been involved in many projects to promote the best in food and drink.

Charlie’s combination of knowledge, training skills and an entertaining manner makes him in demand to represent cheese and cheese businesses to consumers. His approach is to make cheese aspirational, entertaining and enjoyable. He translates the complex knowledge of the tasting of cheese, cheesemaking and the history of cheese into a relevant, understandable, and enjoyable journey for everyone.

Charlie Turnbull is a highly regarded cheese and artisan food expert based in Brighton, UK. His journey in the cheese industry is marked by over two decades of dedicated service and innovation. As the Managing Director of Turnbull & Turnbull Ltd since June 2003, Charlie has become a significant figure in the world of cheese, running his own cheesemongers, delicatessen, and bistro in Shaftesbury, Dorset, for 15 years. His establishment was known for its quality and became a cornerstone of the local community.

Charlie’s passion for cheese extends beyond retail; he has been instrumental in educating others about cheese. He has led the Guild of Fine Food’s cheese training team, training retailers across the country, and co-authored the Retail Ready business course. His commitment to the industry is further evident through his involvement with the Academy of Cheese, where he serves as a Director, helping to shape the curriculum and training the next generation of cheese aficionados.

Charlie, a founding director of the Academy of Cheese, has played a significant role in developing the Level One material and was instrumental in designing the Make Post-Make model and Tasting program. He is responsible for leading the Make Post-Make, and Tasting content at Level Two and Level Three as well as the Master of Cheese.

Charlie believes very strongly that cheese knowledge is for the uneducated lover of cheese as much as the educated lover of cheese or the cheese professional. He wants cheese knowledge to spread easily, to not use unnecessarily technical or elitist language, and to speak primarily of the enjoyment of cheese.

Experienced Cheese and Food Promoter

With a career that spans running his own cheesemongers and bistro, as well as working on numerous high-profile projects, Charlie Turnbull brings a wealth of hands-on experience in promoting the best in food and drink.

Expert Educator with Entertaining Approach

Charlie’s combination of deep knowledge, engaging training skills, and entertaining manner makes learning about cheese enjoyable and accessible for everyone, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

Academy of Cheese Director

As a founding director of the Academy of Cheese, Charlie has been instrumental in developing the most globally recognised cheese certification program, contributing significantly to its educational content and structure.

International Cheese Judging Authority

Charlie is a leading judge at prestigious cheese competitions such as the World Cheese Awards, Great Taste Awards, and International Cheese and Dairy Awards, showcasing his expertise and respected palate in the cheese industry.

Innovator in Cheese Tasting and Pairing

Through his latest project, Casselier, and various online and live events, Charlie offers innovative programs that teach individuals and businesses how to confidently taste, pair, and appreciate cheese, leveraging his international expertise.

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Study cheese with Charlie

Charlie Is One The Foremost Cheese Experts In The UK. Teaching People Is What He Does To Spread The Love Of Cheese.

Turnbulls cheese educator
33
Bite-sized videos
£145
Turnbulls cheese educator
12
12 x 3 hour on-demand videos
£499
Companies
Turnbulls cheese educator

Turnbulls

Academy of Cheese Patron and Training Partner, providing Level One, Two and Three courses.

Academy of Cheese

Not for profit organisation, all about cheese, the Academy accreditation programme leads from beginner to Master of Cheese.

About Charlie Turnbull

Charlie’s Primary Focus Is Cheese And Fine Food.

In a long career, including running his own cheesemongers and bistro, he has been involved in many projects to promote the best in food and drink.

Charlie’s combination of knowledge, training skills and an entertaining manner makes him in demand to represent cheese and cheese businesses to consumers. His approach is to make cheese aspirational, entertaining and enjoyable. He translates the complex knowledge of the tasting of cheese, cheesemaking and the history of cheese into a relevant, understandable, and enjoyable journey for everyone.

Charlie Turnbull is a highly regarded cheese and artisan food expert based in Brighton, UK. His journey in the cheese industry is marked by over two decades of dedicated service and innovation. As the Managing Director of Turnbull & Turnbull Ltd since June 2003, Charlie has become a significant figure in the world of cheese, running his own cheesemongers, delicatessen, and bistro in Shaftesbury, Dorset, for 15 years. His establishment was known for its quality and became a cornerstone of the local community.

Charlie’s passion for cheese extends beyond retail; he has been instrumental in educating others about cheese. He has led the Guild of Fine Food’s cheese training team, training retailers across the country, and co-authored the Retail Ready business course. His commitment to the industry is further evident through his involvement with the Academy of Cheese, where he serves as a Director, helping to shape the curriculum and training the next generation of cheese aficionados.

Charlie, a founding director of the Academy of Cheese, has played a significant role in developing the Level One material and was instrumental in designing the Make Post-Make model and Tasting program. He is responsible for leading the Make Post-Make, and Tasting content at Level Two and Level Three as well as the Master of Cheese.

Charlie believes very strongly that cheese knowledge is for the uneducated lover of cheese as much as the educated lover of cheese or the cheese professional. He wants cheese knowledge to spread easily, to not use unnecessarily technical or elitist language, and to speak primarily of the enjoyment of cheese.

Experienced Cheese and Food Promoter

With a career that spans running his own cheesemongers and bistro, as well as working on numerous high-profile projects, Charlie Turnbull brings a wealth of hands-on experience in promoting the best in food and drink.

Expert Educator with Entertaining Approach

Charlie’s combination of deep knowledge, engaging training skills, and entertaining manner makes learning about cheese enjoyable and accessible for everyone, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

Academy of Cheese Director

As a founding director of the Academy of Cheese, Charlie has been instrumental in developing the most globally recognised cheese certification program, contributing significantly to its educational content and structure.

International Cheese Judging Authority

Charlie is a leading judge at prestigious cheese competitions such as the World Cheese Awards, Great Taste Awards, and International Cheese and Dairy Awards, showcasing his expertise and respected palate in the cheese industry.

Innovator in Cheese Tasting and Pairing

Through his latest project, Casselier, and various online and live events, Charlie offers innovative programs that teach individuals and businesses how to confidently taste, pair, and appreciate cheese, leveraging his international expertise.

Study

Study cheese with Charlie

Charlie Is One The Foremost Cheese Experts In The UK. Teaching People Is What He Does To Spread The Love Of Cheese.

Turnbulls cheese educator
33
Bite-sized videos
£145
Turnbulls cheese educator
12
12 x 3 hour on-demand videos
£499
Companies
Turnbulls cheese educator

Turnbulls

Academy of Cheese Patron and Training Partner, providing Level One, Two and Three courses.

Academy of Cheese

Not for profit organisation, all about cheese, the Academy accreditation programme leads from beginner to Master of Cheese.

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