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Study Cheese

The purpose of Academy of Cheese is simple, to provide cheese education in support of the industry and those that work within it. 

Delegates enrolled

How the Academy works
Follow the steps to get certified.

Take the first step

If you haven’t studied with us before then Level One is the place to start. Whether you work in the industry or simply love cheese, the Associate course is the first step on your journey to Master of Cheese.

Choose how to study

Academy of Cheese is open to all and we’re on a mission to take cheese education global. There are three ways to study with us; in a classroom, virtually via live webinars or at your own pace via the self-study eLearning course.

Discover cheese

Delve into the 9 core modules of the course and taste your way through 25 iconic cheeses. If you are studying at home, be sure to download the digital delegate pack, it contains the Level One 25 cheeses book, MPM Model and Structured Approach to Tasting sheets.

Take the exam

Whichever way you choose 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! 

How to Study Cheese

Study for a certification whichever way suits you. Looking for the perfect location, date or duration? Then search by course. Looking to study with a specific person, then search by a Training Partner.

Why Study Cheese With Us?

If you’re an individual…

Studying cheese will increase your enjoyment and appreciation of cheese. As an industry recognised course, exam and accreditation, it is a must-have for cheese professionals looking to enhance their career or get started in the cheese industry.

So, if you want to:

  • Gain a greater appreciation for cheese
  • Increase your enjoyment of cheese
  • Enhance your career (or start a new one)
  • Expand your skill set
  • Differentiate yourself from the competition
  • Gain confidence and explore cheese more widely
  • Be part of the fastest growing professional cheese network

If you’re a business owner

Maybe you don’t need the certification for yourself but what about your team? They’ll love the fact that you’re investing in them, and you’ll love the fact that they’re performing at the highest level possible for your company.

You will benefit from:

  • Staff with an expert knowledge of cheese and its industry
  • Staff empowered by their new cheese knowledge
  • Educational resources including cheese library access
  • Networking opportunities
  • Joining a global cheese community

Who should Study Cheese?

Fanatical foodies


Chefs & Restaurateurs

Retail professionals


Food Writers



Cheese Judges

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