Patrick McGuigan

Patrick is a UK-based cheese writer and educator, explores cheese worldwide. His works appear in national newspapers and magazines like The Telegraph. Patrick shared insights on BBC Radio 4. He authored "The Philosophy of Cheese" (2020) and "The Cheese Life" (2023). Since 2017, he's pivotal to the Academy of Cheese, earning the nickname 'The Cheese Librarian'.

Patrick McGuigan

Patrick is a UK-based cheese writer and educator, explores cheese worldwide. His works appear in national newspapers and magazines like The Telegraph. Patrick shared insights on BBC Radio 4. He authored "The Philosophy of Cheese" (2020) and "The Cheese Life" (2023). Since 2017, he's pivotal to the Academy of Cheese, earning the nickname 'The Cheese Librarian'.

About Patrick McGuigan

Cheese Philosopher

Patrick McGuigan is a UK-based cheese writer and teacher, who has travelled from the Swiss Alps to the pastures of Vermont to meet the world’s best cheesemakers, maturers and cheesemongers.

He writes extensively on the subject for national newspapers and magazines, such as The Telegraph and delicious, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. His first book, The Philosophy of Cheese, was published by The British Library in 2020. His second book, The Cheese Life, co-authored with Mathew Carver, was published by Kyle Books in 2023.

Patrick has been involved with the Academy of Cheese since it launched in 2017. He wrote the profiles of the 25 and 75 cheeses studied at Level One and Level Two, as well as dozens of the cheese profiles for Level Three, earning him the nickname ‘The Cheese Librarian’ in the process. He has taught the Academy of Cheese Level One and Two accreditations to well over 500 people, both in person and online. He also runs retail training courses at the Guild of Fine Food and hosts regular cheese talks and tastings for the trade, press and public.

He is a member of the Guilde des Fromagers, a long-standing ‘Super Jury’ judge at the World Cheese Awards and head judge at the Affineur of the Year competition. He has also co-founded several festivals, including the Big Cheese Weekender, the London Cheese Project and Brighton’s OctoberBEST restaurant festival.
As well as cheese, he loves wine, achieving the WSET Level 3 wine qualification with Merit in 2021 and the French Wine Scholar accreditation with highest honours in 2023.

Globally Acclaimed Cheese Expertise

Patrick McGuigan brings a world of cheese wisdom, from the Swiss Alps to Vermont's pastures, featured in top-tier publications and BBC Radio.

Authoritative Cheese Voice

Known as 'The Cheese Librarian', his books, including "The Philosophy of Cheese" and "The Cheese Life," are essential reads for enthusiasts.

Cheese Academy Architect

Founding contributor to the Academy of Cheese, he's authored profiles and trained over 500 students, shaping cheese education.

Cheese Industry Leader

From Guilde des Fromagers membership to judging at World Cheese Awards, McGuigan sets the bar for excellence.

Culinary Renaissance

Beyond cheese, his wine expertise, including WSET Level 3 and French Wine Scholar with honors, enhances culinary experiences.

Study
2
3 hours
£155
£185 With Cheese
1
One day
£195
About Patrick McGuigan

Cheese Philosopher

Patrick McGuigan is a UK-based cheese writer and teacher, who has travelled from the Swiss Alps to the pastures of Vermont to meet the world’s best cheesemakers, maturers and cheesemongers.

He writes extensively on the subject for national newspapers and magazines, such as The Telegraph and delicious, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. His first book, The Philosophy of Cheese, was published by The British Library in 2020. His second book, The Cheese Life, co-authored with Mathew Carver, was published by Kyle Books in 2023.

Patrick has been involved with the Academy of Cheese since it launched in 2017. He wrote the profiles of the 25 and 75 cheeses studied at Level One and Level Two, as well as dozens of the cheese profiles for Level Three, earning him the nickname ‘The Cheese Librarian’ in the process. He has taught the Academy of Cheese Level One and Two accreditations to well over 500 people, both in person and online. He also runs retail training courses at the Guild of Fine Food and hosts regular cheese talks and tastings for the trade, press and public.

He is a member of the Guilde des Fromagers, a long-standing ‘Super Jury’ judge at the World Cheese Awards and head judge at the Affineur of the Year competition. He has also co-founded several festivals, including the Big Cheese Weekender, the London Cheese Project and Brighton’s OctoberBEST restaurant festival.
As well as cheese, he loves wine, achieving the WSET Level 3 wine qualification with Merit in 2021 and the French Wine Scholar accreditation with highest honours in 2023.

Globally Acclaimed Cheese Expertise

Patrick McGuigan brings a world of cheese wisdom, from the Swiss Alps to Vermont's pastures, featured in top-tier publications and BBC Radio.

Authoritative Cheese Voice

Known as 'The Cheese Librarian', his books, including "The Philosophy of Cheese" and "The Cheese Life," are essential reads for enthusiasts.

Cheese Academy Architect

Founding contributor to the Academy of Cheese, he's authored profiles and trained over 500 students, shaping cheese education.

Cheese Industry Leader

From Guilde des Fromagers membership to judging at World Cheese Awards, McGuigan sets the bar for excellence.

Culinary Renaissance

Beyond cheese, his wine expertise, including WSET Level 3 and French Wine Scholar with honors, enhances culinary experiences.

Study
2
3 hours
£155
£185 With Cheese
1
One day
£195

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