Spring 2019 Update

Spring’s finally here

Which is good news for cheese lovers, as the cows begin to head back out to pasture after what’s been a significantly milder winter than last year. And there’s more good news to share from the Academy too…

We welcome another new Training Partner

Established in 1884, Bradburys Cheese is widely respected throughout the industry for their knowledge and expertise. With category experience covering retail, wholesale and export, the Buxton based business is the perfect addition to the Academy’s expanding network of Training Partners.  Already, they have been introducing Level 1 to deli counter teams at Morissons.

We’re thrilled to have Bradbury’s on board, and they now take our Training Partners up to 10.

Chris Chisnall, Marketing Director explains; “Bradbury’s vision is to be the most inspiring cheese business in the world. We also want to inspire others to love cheese as much as we do……By delivering the Academy’s Level One certification we are ultimately helping other professionals to deliver the best cheese in the world to their customers, as we do to ours……  “

Time to Sign Up

The year got off to a flying start with an additional 121 delegates undertaking Level One certification. Future courses include: 

21st March – Harvey & Brockless, London SW8 (£195) 

23rd March – Culture & Culture, London SE1 (£200) Taught in Japanese.

6th April – Guild of Fine Food, London SE1 (£195 or £175 for members)

10th April – Paxton & Whitfield, London WC1 (£195)

25th April – Fromage to Age, Coventry (£200)

13th May – School of Artisan Food, Welbeck (£200)

14th May – Harvey & Brockless, London SW8 (£195)

15th May – Paxton & Whitfield, London WC1 (£195)

16th May – Fromage to Age, Coventry (£200)

11th / 18th / 25th June (three evenings) – Guild of Fine Food, London SE1 (£195)

13th June – Fromage to Age, Coventry (£200)

20th June – Guild of Fine Food, London SE1 (£195 or £175 for members)

21st June – Paxton & Whitfield, London WC1 (£195)

Cheese Judging Commences

Time to cleanse your palate as cheese competition season kicks off in April. If you’re lucky enough to be asked to judge at any of the following awards, then Level One is the perfect way to brush up on your skills and expand your cheesy vernacular.

The Academy’s Structured Approach to Tasting Cheese helps novice judges communicate more effectively and confidently about cheese. Our recent, Level One Associate, Guy Dymott, Account Manager at Aubrey Allen. He explains why it was so useful (and no we didn’t pay him!): 

“The Cheese Academy Level One was a perfect course for me to take. You would not believe how much this improved my judging skills.  My first year at the British Cheese Awards was quite daunting. I couldn’t find the words to describe the cheeses complex flavours. Using their Flavour Trees, I now feel able to objectively judge any cheese in any situation and know what to write on the score cards. 

 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.”

Level 2 Coming Soon

Now’s your chance to get ahead of the herd and swot up on your cow,  goat and sheep breeds! Level One Associates can head online to our Learning Resource and take a sneaky peek at the 100 cheeses that we have lined up for Level Two which will  be launched in May.  Swot up on the Standards required and see if your ready to take your cheese learning up to the next level.

Level 2 Cheese certification