Turnbulls Level One: 3 Sessions Live on Zoom – May 2023

Charlie Turnbull, cheese expert and international cheese judge and one of the authors of the Level 1 Academy of Cheese programme delivers his Level One course virtually, over three sessions, via live zoom classes


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About this Event

Learn with Charlie in three two-hour classes online on zoom. Charlie was the first to teach Level One, and this course has the greatest range of online support materials. The cheeses to be tasted are available for delivery to UK delegates.

Find out more about cheese and charlieturnbull.com

Over three evenings Charlie follows the Academy of Cheese’s Level One course, with learning focussing around tasting and enjoying cheese. All course sessions are recorded and available for reviewing or if you are unable to attend.

Included in this zoom course is

  • free access to the charlieturnbull.com on-demand course with over 20 videos covering the full Level One programme
  • access to live tastings and masterclasses
  • charlieturnbull.com’s library of detailed cheese guides, interviews, masterclasses and glossary of cheese knowledge
  • If selecting the “With Cheese” option, approximately 50g of 12 cheeses for tasting will be delivered in two boxes: the first before the first date and the second before the third date. (“With Cheese” option available in the UK only and must be ordered at least 7 days before the course begins).

Each week Charlie covers the most interesting materials face to face:

Session 1:

  • Tasting Cheese
  • Introduction to Cheesemaking
  • Cheese Classification

Cheese tasted in this session:

  • Fresh Goats Curd
  • Block Cheddar
  • Cloth Wrapped Cheddar

Session 2:

  • History of Cheese
  • Milk
  • Cheese Classification

Cheese tasted in this session:

  • Caerphilly
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Manchego
  • Aged Gouda

Session 3:

  • Ripening cheese
  • Ageing cheese
  • Pairing with Cheese

Cheese tasted in this session:

  • Gorgonzola Dolce
  • Roquefort
  • Morbier
  • Brie de Meaux
  • Delice de Bourgogne

Delegates will need to support their learning with 1-2 hours further reading, watching or listening.

Charlie is the only training provider in the Academy to provide on-demand videos and audio recordings provides covering 100% of the course material.

About Charlie Turnbull

Charlie has unrivalled knowledge of cheese and, having been part of the team that developed the Academy of Cheese Level 1 course material itself. On top of this he is enjoyable to listen to, excessively enthusiastic, and he wears a bowler hat.

“The Academy of Cheese Level 1 is the front door for cheese lovers and cheese professionals into the world of cheese. No other training community or school across the planet has such an outward and inclusive view of what cheese is and who can learn about it.”

For more information about Charlie Turnbull

Please Note: On sign up it may take up to 24 hours to activate your account your account in www.charlieturnbull.com

The three live webinars will start at 5pm and run through to 7pm (BST)


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.

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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