Cheesemaking 2 : Recipes, Techniques, and Underlying Principles

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the cheesemaking process, including quantities of starter, rennet and other ingredients, the effects of bacteriophage on cheesemaking and learn to make and mature a ripened cheese. 



About this course

Time to level up your Cheesemaking knowledge.

How it works

Instant access to your learning road, created by world-class cheese industry professionals, including digestible chapters and progress checks, all taken at your own pace.

Who is it for?

Cheesemakers – both established, seeking to reinforce their knowledge, and new entrants looking for a firm base of applicable knowledge. Technologists and consultants. Affineurs and graders. Senior retail and wholesale staff.


There are no prerequisites to taking this course. While some prior cheese experience covered in our level one and level two courses would be helpful, it is also not required.

Get certified

Passing the 30 question, multiple choice and short written answer, assessment in this core module counts towards your Level Three and Master of Cheese certification.

What you’ll learn

This module covers, in depth, the core knowledge underpinning all cheesemaking.

Cheesemaking knowledge

The cheesemaking process is followed step-by-step, describing how acidification, coagulation and drainage are managed. Delegates will learn how to select and dose starter cultures and rennet according to the style of cheese, as well as studying recipes for cheeses from 6 different Make Post-Make categories.


The controversial topic of salt reduction in cheese is introduced with a study on how this impacts starter and non-starter lactic bacteria, and ultimately the profile of a finished cheese.

Processed cheese

Broaden your knowledge of the industry  to include the manufacture of processed cheese.

What you get

Enrol now and get instant access to Cheesemaking (CORE) module

Cheese Library Access

Delegates can access our ever-growing Cheese Library which clearly and accurately catalogues cheese in a user-friendly way.

Exclusive Resources

Delegates can access useful study aids as digital downloads or order printed versions.

Study Group

Join fellow students in your personal portal to discuss, debate and ask questions.

Ready to level up your Cheesemaking knowledge?


Why study with us

Academy of Cheese courses and certifications are an excellent way to prove your knowledge. Gain access to jobs in the cheese trade or improve your general cheese knowledge.


Complete your exams in real time. No waiting weeks or months!


Certifications focus on understanding rather than memorising. Knowledge is retained for longer.

Knowledge check

Study as much as you like completing knowledge checks to test your knowhow as you go.

Learning roads

Use your computer or your phone to access learning and progress at your own pace.

Industry standard

The Academy of Cheese is globally recognised as a premiere cheese education provider.


Certifications are optional, affordable and a great way to help you get the job you’ve always wanted in the cheese industry.