Whether you have a professional or personal interest in cheese, the Academy of Cheese provides a comprehensive industry recognised accreditation. Everyone is welcome to share our knowledge and spread the appreciation of truly great cheese.
In 2013 Mary Quicke approached the Guild of Fine Food to look at developing a professional cheese qualification in the UK, inspired by the Certified Cheese Professional qualification run by the American Cheese Society.
The industry representative group set up to examine this opportunity are the team behind the Academy of Cheese.
The Academy of Cheese is a new not-for-profit industry funded organisation. The Academy has been set-up to promote cheese knowledge and provide career development, both within the industry and amongst the wider public. It culminates in the highly qualified and industry accredited role of Master of Cheese. The programme will build knowledge and skills in the full cheese cycle; from cheesemaking through affinage to selling to consumers - in both retail and food service environments.