The Cheese Explorer Associate Certification - 2 Session Course - March

Join Emma, The Cheese Explorer on a cheese journey to obtain a solid foundation of all things cheese. This course is available for both UK and overseas delegates. You will have a fun, fact filled experience with Emma and her 12 years of experience in the cheese world. You will taste 10 cheeses with Cheese Expert, International Cheese Judge & Super Taster Emma who will guide you through all the flavour profiles and styles you have always wanted to learn how to describe.

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Join Emma, The Cheese Explorer on a cheese journey to obtain a solid foundation of all things cheese. This course is available for both UK and overseas delegates.

You will have a fun, fact filled experience with Emma and her 12 years of experience in the cheese world. You will taste 10 cheeses with Cheese Expert, International Cheese Judge & Super Taster Emma who will guide you through all the flavour profiles and styles you have always wanted to learn how to describe.

For delegates who prefer to source their own cheese and/or are based overseas, the course can be purchased without the cheese delivery option at a reduced rate.

Who Should Take Part?

Everyone! This course is designed for the cheese fanatic, cheesemonger, wine specialist, sommelier, restaurateur and anyone else with a keen interest in all things cheese. This course makes for an excellent gift too – what an easy Christmas or Birthday gift – job done!

Emma’s years of hands on experience in the trade make her an ideal match for your on and off trade businesses.

Get in touch if you would like to know more about group rates for your retail teams, restaurants, corporate events and nerdy parties.

What’s included?

  • 2 x 2.5 hour interact webinars taught by Emma Young, The Cheese Explorer 6.00pm – 8.30pm (GMT)
  • 10 cheeses delivered to your home (UK delegates who sign up for the full-price course)
  • The Academy of Cheese Delegates’ pack (pdf format for overseas participants)
  • 12 months access to the Academy of Cheese Level One Learning Road and Cheese Library
  • The Level One Exam
  • Upon successful completion of the exam you will also receive a sought after pin badge & certificate to show off to all your friends.

Cancellations

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.

Includes instant access to the Associate learning road and certification

  • How to describe the key ingredients used in cheesemaking and their purpose
  • Have an overview of the steps involved in cheesemaking and maturation
  • Understand the Academy of Cheese Make/Post-Make (MPM) Model
  • Understand how milk is produced
  • Recognise the condition of a soft mould-ripened cheese in terms of degree of ripeness
  • Understands cheese grading and its relevance
  • Understands the role of maturation and affinage in adding value to the product
  • Knows the different techniques to accelerate and decelerate ripening in soft mould-ripened cheese
  • Understand of how cheese is bought and transported including the term “chill chain”
  • Understand the importance of offering an appropriate range of cheeses for a cheese board
  • Select and use appropriate packaging, to wrap and re-wrap cheese
  • Be able to cut cheese using appropriate tools
  • Understand the importance of caring for, cutting and serving cheeses appropriate to the variety
  • Understands the key descriptors of cheese i.e. country of origin, species of milking animal, vegetarian/animal rennet, raw/pasteurised milk, MPM Model, protected status, age
  • Understands the principles of pairing cheese and drinks
  • An overview of the history of cheesemaking
  • Understand the differences between large scale and artisan production
  • Understand an overview of the nutritional value of cheese
  • Demonstrates good hand-washing techniques
  • Understand how to handle cheese safely
  • Understand the difference between “use by” and “best before”
  • Understands how to use the Academy of Cheese Level 1 Structured Approach to Tasting Model
  • Practical assessment of cheese using the model

At Level One you are required to study and taste 25 iconic cheeses. You will find details on each cheese in your delegates pack and in the online Cheese Library. Whether you attend an online or classroom course you will be expected to have tasted the 25 cheeses on the Level One list by the time of your assessment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
 
Use the Structured Approach to Tasting Cheese (SATC) sheet to record your tasting notes.

Whichever way you chose to study, you’ll need to take the online exam to become a certified Academy of Cheese Associate. It’s 30 questions in 30 minutes, you’ve got this! 
 

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