School of Fine Food
Contact and Info.



No.42 Southwark Street

+44 (0)1747 825200

Courses Provided:

Level one Associate academy-of-cheese
academy of cheese member level two


Discover and master the complex world of cheese from one of the Academy’s founding patrons. Operated by the organisers of World Cheese Awards and Great Taste, the School of Fine Food is the education and training arm of the Guild of Fine Food.


Learn from the industry’s finest

With over 30 years of experience judging the most delectable cheeses from across the globe, our training courses give you an inside track to understanding both historic and modern artisan cheesemaking processes, how cheese is matured, aged and developed, and most importantly how it can be enjoyed to its fullest.


Mastering cheese delivers life-long rewards

Whether you want to be a better dinner host, curate masterful cheese boards, or simply learn how to appreciate exactly what good cheese is.


On this course you’ll also learn about common faults, how to tell if a cheese has turned, and experience for yourself exactly how perfectly conditioned cheeses should taste. The AoC Level 1 & 2 courses are the perfect gift for any discerning food lover, but are also ideal for aspiring food professionals and could help unlock a range of career paths within the industry.


The gift of an experience, a gateway into the world of fine cheeses

Whether you’re buying this course for a loved one who appreciates fine food and drink, or someone considering a future in this dynamic and delicious industry, the AoC Level 1 and 2 courses run regularly at our central London site near Borough Market. This vibrant corner of the city provides the perfect environment to immerse yourself into this fascinating corner of fine food and advance your journey to becoming a Master of Cheese.


  • Taste more cheeses on our Level 1 course than any other provider


  • Learn from the organisers of the World Cheese Awards


  • Develop a unique understanding of artisan cheese, production methods and how to enjoy it at its very best



Book your place now and start your journey to mastering cheese trained by one of the world’s leading authorities in cheese.



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