Academy of Cheese

Mature with The Fine Cheese Co. 

What is The Academy of Cheese?

The Academy, the UK’s foremost educational authority on cheese, offers four levels of professional certification: Associate, Member, Fellow and Master of Cheese. The Academy of Cheese is a globally recognised not-for-profit organisation promoting cheese knowledge, cheese education and careers in cheese within the industry and to the wider public. 

Who is the Level One course for?

Everyone! Both cheese professionals already in the industry and amateur enthusiasts keen to learn more.  The Level One Accreditation is the perfect course for progressing your knowledge.

Why study with The Fine Cheese Co?

  • We have been cheesemongers and fine food specialists for over 30 years.
  • We have close relationships with the cheesemakers we work with. 
  • You’ll have access to ongoing mentorship with one of our cheese specialists.
  • Small course sizes – only 6 delegates per course.
  • We are a retailer, wholesaler, importer, and exporter and have a wealth of knowledge in all areas of the cheese industry.

Your Tutors

 

Nick Bayne - Head Cheesemonger

Nick was crowned champion of the 2015 Cheesemonger Invitational in his native America. More recently, Nick was chosen to represent the UK at Mondial du Fromage as he competed for the title of World’s Best Cheesemonger.
Ben Hildreth - Cheese Specialist 

A judge at the International, British, and Artisan Cheese Awards, Ben is responsible for visiting our cheesemakers and hand-selecting the cheeses we supply. These visits allow us to know exactly how to mature and develop each cheese to perfection, and also what makes our producers' cheeses so unique. Ben has worked in the cheese industry for almost 10 years and has experience in retail, quality management, as well as sourcing and selecting.

Find out more

If you'd like to find out more, or have a question about the course, please get in touch with Ben Hildreth.