Sue Sturman

With 25+ years in cheese education, Sue Sturman's Paris-based venture, Makers & Mongers, links cheese professionals. She's taught globally since 2012, translates for cheese publications, led the Certified Cheese Professional® exam team, and serves on the American Cheese Society's Board of Directors.

Sue Sturman

With 25+ years in cheese education, Sue Sturman's Paris-based venture, Makers & Mongers, links cheese professionals. She's taught globally since 2012, translates for cheese publications, led the Certified Cheese Professional® exam team, and serves on the American Cheese Society's Board of Directors.

About Sue Sturman

Globally Recognised Cheese Educator and Industry Leader

Sue has over 25 years in cheese education. Her Paris-based business, Makers & Mongers, is dedicated to connecting cheese professionals. She has taught retailing and affinage courses to cheese professionals in English with MonsFormation since 2012, training students from over 40 countries.

Translator for Profession Fromager magazine and technical books since 2018, she has contributed articles to Cheese Connoisseur, Profession Fromager, Le Courrier des Fromagers, and to the Oxford Companion to Cheese, and wrote the 2023 edition of Le Lexique Anglais du Fromager.

She led the team that produced the Certified Cheese Professional® exam at the American Cheese Society, and served on their Board of Directors.

She has been a sponsor of and contributed to developing study materials for the Academy of Cheese.

She is an active judge at cheese and cheesemonger competitions around the world, and offers sensory analysis and judge training to cheese professionals.

Sue has earned the Certified Cheese Professional®, Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator® designations and is a Member of the Academy of Cheese, and has been designated a Maître Fromager by the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers.

“In my 30 years teaching about cheese, and especially working with cheese professionals, I am excited to see the enormous progress that has been made with the development of the ACS certification programs (CCP (R) and CCSE (R) and the Academy of Cheese. I have had students from both programs in my courses and their dedication and thirst for knowledge, skills, and excellence are unsurpassed. It is deeply gratifying to have a small role in contributing to cheese professionals’ success, and in elevating the care and appreciation of fine cheese.”

Global Cheese Education Leader

With over 25 years in cheese education, Sue of Makers & Mongers in Paris is a renowned figure connecting cheese professionals worldwide.

Multilingual Education Leader

Sue teaches English-language retailing and affinage courses at MonsFormation since 2012, reaching students from 40+ countries. She's a prolific translator for Profession Fromager and renowned contributor to cheese publications.

Industry Influence

Sue developed the Certified Cheese Professional® exam for the American Cheese Society and served on their Board of Directors. She's a key contributor to the Academy of Cheese, elevating standards through sponsorship and study materials development.

Global Judging and Training

An active judge at cheese competitions globally, Sue offers sensory analysis and judge training to cheese professionals, enhancing industry standards worldwide.

Accredited Expertise

Sue holds certifications as a Certified Cheese Professional®, Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator®, and Maître Fromager by the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers, reflecting her dedication to excellence in cheese education and appreciation.

About Sue Sturman

Globally Recognised Cheese Educator and Industry Leader

Sue has over 25 years in cheese education. Her Paris-based business, Makers & Mongers, is dedicated to connecting cheese professionals. She has taught retailing and affinage courses to cheese professionals in English with MonsFormation since 2012, training students from over 40 countries.

Translator for Profession Fromager magazine and technical books since 2018, she has contributed articles to Cheese Connoisseur, Profession Fromager, Le Courrier des Fromagers, and to the Oxford Companion to Cheese, and wrote the 2023 edition of Le Lexique Anglais du Fromager.

She led the team that produced the Certified Cheese Professional® exam at the American Cheese Society, and served on their Board of Directors.

She has been a sponsor of and contributed to developing study materials for the Academy of Cheese.

She is an active judge at cheese and cheesemonger competitions around the world, and offers sensory analysis and judge training to cheese professionals.

Sue has earned the Certified Cheese Professional®, Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator® designations and is a Member of the Academy of Cheese, and has been designated a Maître Fromager by the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers.

“In my 30 years teaching about cheese, and especially working with cheese professionals, I am excited to see the enormous progress that has been made with the development of the ACS certification programs (CCP (R) and CCSE (R) and the Academy of Cheese. I have had students from both programs in my courses and their dedication and thirst for knowledge, skills, and excellence are unsurpassed. It is deeply gratifying to have a small role in contributing to cheese professionals’ success, and in elevating the care and appreciation of fine cheese.”

Global Cheese Education Leader

With over 25 years in cheese education, Sue of Makers & Mongers in Paris is a renowned figure connecting cheese professionals worldwide.

Multilingual Education Leader

Sue teaches English-language retailing and affinage courses at MonsFormation since 2012, reaching students from 40+ countries. She's a prolific translator for Profession Fromager and renowned contributor to cheese publications.

Industry Influence

Sue developed the Certified Cheese Professional® exam for the American Cheese Society and served on their Board of Directors. She's a key contributor to the Academy of Cheese, elevating standards through sponsorship and study materials development.

Global Judging and Training

An active judge at cheese competitions globally, Sue offers sensory analysis and judge training to cheese professionals, enhancing industry standards worldwide.

Accredited Expertise

Sue holds certifications as a Certified Cheese Professional®, Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator®, and Maître Fromager by the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers, reflecting her dedication to excellence in cheese education and appreciation.

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