7th June 2023

Guided study

Level One Self-study Guided Session | “Cheddar: A Deep Dive”- June 2023


Join our resident cheesemaker, Katy Fenwick, for a lively 45-minute class, focussing on cheddar.

The Level One Associate Certification has three cheddars on the list and in this class we’ll look at why, and what makes them so different.

The class will help you complete your Taste Assessment sheet for these three cheeses as well as one non-cheddar for comparison.

In talking about cheddar, the class will also cover the Make Post-make classification for hard cheeses, focussing on ‘in-vat processes’.

The cheeses that will be tasted during this session will be:

This Guided Session involves tasting and discussing cheeses. Not only is this an important part of the course, it is also a wonderful way to learn. However, it is not essential for you to have the exact cheeses in order to join the study group. The cheeses are not provided but have been chosen to be readily available at most delis, cheesemongers and supermarkets. Check out our “Where To Buy” directory to help you source your cheeses.

There will also be time at the end of the class for a Q&A session.

Essential Details:

  • 7th june 2023
  • 19:00 – 19:45 (BST)
  • Online (ZooM)

The workshop has a limit of 30 delegate spaces

Open to current Level One Self-study delegates only


Katy is a freelance cheese making consultant and educator, with external qualifications in HACCP, Food Safety Management and Internal Auditing as well as specialist training in Dairy Hygiene. With over fifteen years experience in the specialist cheese industry, including the role of retail manager for Neals Yard Dairy, she has spent time with cheese makers and retailers both in the UK and overseas. Driven to share her knowledge and love of teaching, she went on to teach at the School of Artisan Food. Most recently, she spent 18 months at Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont, working in their creameries, affinage facilities and new product development. She now lives in the Lake District with her husband, two sons and pet dog; and likes forcing her family on long hikes, trips to the theatre, rock climbing, and, of course, eating cheese!