“As a new business owner and a mum to a toddler, spare time is something of a rarity for me – that’s why it was wonderful to have the opportunity to study online.”
Owner | TheCheeseLady.co.uk
“I cannot recommend this course highly enough for anyone who wants to either start off in the world of cheese or improve their existing knowledge and understanding of all things cheese.”
Account Manager | Aubrey Allen
Frequently Asked Questions
Is their a cost to register?
Absolutely not! There is no initial cost for signing up and taking the first few steps towards cheese mastery. Then, after the initial taster, you can pay per level you wish to train up to.
Is it suitable for beginners?
The Academy is open to everyone! if you aspire to become more knowledgeable and develop a great understanding about all aspects of cheese, then welcome aboard.
Who are the Academy of Cheese?
The industry representative group set-up to examine this opportunity, are the founding Directors behind the Academy of Cheese. They are:
Charlie Turnbull – Chartered Accountant, plus running own businesses for 15 years (Deli in Shaftesbury, Cheese trainer for Guild of Fine Food and Academy of Cheese)
Paul Thomas – Dairy Consultant and Trainer
Ros Windsor – Managing Director Paxton and Whitfield 17 years, before that at PwC (17 years) Management Development Director for the Audit Practice – amongst other things responsible for the development programme for Partners and Directors
Mary Quicke MBE – Managing Director Quickes Traditional Ltd, farmer and cheesemaker, member of the board of Food Standards Agency
Clare Downes – Owner of The Circle (executive business coaching and marketing strategy)/ previous owner, Monkhouse Food & Drink (PR and brand communications – food and drink), owner of Monkhouse Granary (conference centre), part of Appleby family, cheesemakers
John Farrand – Managing Director Guild of Fine Food. Runs training courses, the Great Taste Awards, the World Cheese Awards and publishes the Fine Food Digest and other publications
Tracey Colley – Operations Director, Academy of Cheese, former deli owner and top tier retail manager for Harvey and Brockless
Why does the Academy of Cheese Exist?
The Academy of Cheese mission
Inspiring the cheese industry through skills development
Providing the cheese industry with educational resources and networking opportunities
Spreading our specific vocabulary and structure for examining and classifying cheeses
Growing our digital resources to increase cheese knowledge and awareness globally
I am not in the UK can I study Online?
Yes, we have created an easy to use online learning system specifically for you. Follow our learning roads to access the same content as you would in our class, you only need to source cheeses to taste.