What is the ‘Associate’ course?
This initial level course from the Academy of Cheese is the first step along a journey of cheese certifications. This one-day course explores the main types and styles of cheese. It is fun, it is supremely informative and gives you the tools to understand how to appreciate cheese through sight, smell and taste. You will try many different cheeses during the day. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an Academy certificate and ‘Associate’ pin. This can be the beginning of a lifetime of cheese study or simply just for fun – whichever it is for you you’ll leave knowing lots more about cheese than when you arrived!
Who is the course for?
A great course for those thinking about a career in cheese but also perfect for the ardent cheese lover who just wants to know more; who wants to learn how to appreciate it and immerse themselves in a world of artisan cheese. It’s just a great cheesy thing to do!
Where and when?
At Chiswick Cheese Market’s commercial kitchen at 14 Turnham Green Terrace Mews, London W4 1QU (just behind Chief Coffee shop). Refreshments, including lots of cheese, supplied throughout the day 15th January, 2023 9am – 5pm
How much? £145 per person including exam fee.
The team – James Grant and Lucy Cufflin team up to offer simply the very best Level One Associate course
James Grant has been involved with cheese for many years running some of London’s most prestigious restaurants but over the last 10 years James and his wife have operated No2 Pound Street – wine and British Cheese shop. It is Buckinghamshire’s premier Artisan cheese shop selling only British cheeses. James travels the length and breadth of the country to seek out the very best of the best. He appears on TV, judges at many cheese awards and he is a qualified training partner of The Academy of Cheese.
Lucy Cufflin has been cooking for over 30 years and is executive chef to Skiworld ltd. She has written two cookery books and trained literally 1000s of chalet staff to get them ready for chalet cooking. She has spent over 14 years in the French Alps and has a particular love for mountain cheeses. She is a co-founder of The Chiswick Cheese Market – the UK’s only monthly market dedicated to artisan cheese. Lucy is a Member of the Academy of Cheese.
Please note once the course is booked it is non-refundable. All bookings are final, however, if you are unable to attend you can reassign your booking to a new available date or to another person. We require 14 days’ notice prior to original booking date.
We reserve the right to cancel a course at short notice should events beyond our control make this unavoidable. Should this occur, delegates will be offered a place on our next available scheduled course or a full refund.