Hero Hirsh

With a lifelong passion for food, and a background as a pastry chef in some of London’s Michelin star restaurants, Hero had the ideal foundations for a career in one of the UK’s most prestigious cheesemongers, Paxton & Whitfield. After 15 years running the cheese counters in their four branches, she made a return to hospitality, managing the world’s first cheese conveyor belt restaurant, Pick & Cheese.

Hero Hirsh

With a lifelong passion for food, and a background as a pastry chef in some of London’s Michelin star restaurants, Hero had the ideal foundations for a career in one of the UK’s most prestigious cheesemongers, Paxton & Whitfield. After 15 years running the cheese counters in their four branches, she made a return to hospitality, managing the world’s first cheese conveyor belt restaurant, Pick & Cheese.

About Hero Hirsh

Hero's expertise and passion for cheese is unparalleled

Hero Hirsh brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Academy of Cheese. With a background in Michelin-starred pastry kitchens and a lifelong love of food, her journey took a delicious turn into the world of cheese at Paxton & Whitfield, a prestigious cheesemonger supplying the Royal Family.

For 15 years, Hero expertly led Paxton & Whitfield's retail teams, ensuring customers encountered the finest cheeses. Her dedication to the craft extends beyond the shop counter. Hero is a regular judge at the World Cheese Awards, a prestigious title holder for "Cheesemonger of the Year" (2012), and a trainer for the Academy of Cheese since its inception. Hero has empowered hundreds through Levels 1 and 2 courses, sharing her knowledge and infectious enthusiasm.

Most notably, Hero became the Academy's first-ever Fellow, demonstrating her unparalleled commitment to cheese education. Her expertise and passion are invaluable assets to the Academy and the cheese world at large.

First Academy Level 3 Fellow

Hero's dedication is unmatched. She's the Academy's first-ever Fellow, demonstrating her in-depth knowledge and passion for cheese education.

Empowering Cheese Educator

As a founding trainer for the Academy of Cheese, Hero has equipped hundreds with cheese knowledge through Levels 1 & 2 courses.

Michelin-Starred Pedigree

Hero's background in Michelin-starred kitchens ensures she understands the art of pairing cheese and creating exceptional culinary experiences.

Unrivaled Expertise

Hero isn't just a cheese lover, she's a certified cheesemonger with 15 years at Paxton & Whitfield, a prestigious supplier to the Royal Family.

Award-Winning Knowledge

Recognised by her peers, Hero is a World Cheese Awards judge and claimed the coveted title of "Cheesemonger of the Year" in 2012.

Study
1
9:00am - 5:00pm
£195
2
2x full days (9:00am - 5:00pm)
£595
Companies

Paxton & Whitfield

Patron and Training Partner, Paxton & Whitfield, established in 1797, proudly holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH King Charles III.

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About Hero Hirsh

Hero's expertise and passion for cheese is unparalleled

Hero Hirsh brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Academy of Cheese. With a background in Michelin-starred pastry kitchens and a lifelong love of food, her journey took a delicious turn into the world of cheese at Paxton & Whitfield, a prestigious cheesemonger supplying the Royal Family.

For 15 years, Hero expertly led Paxton & Whitfield's retail teams, ensuring customers encountered the finest cheeses. Her dedication to the craft extends beyond the shop counter. Hero is a regular judge at the World Cheese Awards, a prestigious title holder for "Cheesemonger of the Year" (2012), and a trainer for the Academy of Cheese since its inception. Hero has empowered hundreds through Levels 1 and 2 courses, sharing her knowledge and infectious enthusiasm.

Most notably, Hero became the Academy's first-ever Fellow, demonstrating her unparalleled commitment to cheese education. Her expertise and passion are invaluable assets to the Academy and the cheese world at large.

First Academy Level 3 Fellow

Hero's dedication is unmatched. She's the Academy's first-ever Fellow, demonstrating her in-depth knowledge and passion for cheese education.

Empowering Cheese Educator

As a founding trainer for the Academy of Cheese, Hero has equipped hundreds with cheese knowledge through Levels 1 & 2 courses.

Michelin-Starred Pedigree

Hero's background in Michelin-starred kitchens ensures she understands the art of pairing cheese and creating exceptional culinary experiences.

Unrivaled Expertise

Hero isn't just a cheese lover, she's a certified cheesemonger with 15 years at Paxton & Whitfield, a prestigious supplier to the Royal Family.

Award-Winning Knowledge

Recognised by her peers, Hero is a World Cheese Awards judge and claimed the coveted title of "Cheesemonger of the Year" in 2012.

Study
1
9:00am - 5:00pm
£195
2
2x full days (9:00am - 5:00pm)
£595
Companies

Paxton & Whitfield

Patron and Training Partner, Paxton & Whitfield, established in 1797, proudly holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH King Charles III.

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