Academy of Cheese Level One Course | February 2022

Friday 18th February 2022

Whether you are an amateur cheese enthusiast looking to learn more, or a professional already in the industry, the Level One course is open to everyone who wishes to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for cheese. 

Our Cheese Specialist, Ben Hildreth, will guide you through the syllabus, including topics such as; how cheese is made, how to taste, describe and present cheese like an expert, and much more, to prepare you for your online Level One exam.

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Location: The Fine Cheese Co. Affinge, Tolldown Farm, Dyrham, Chippenham, Wiltshire. SN14 8HZ
Date: Friday 18th February 2022
Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm with breaks and lunch.

Tutor: Benjamin Hildreth - Cheese Specialist

This will be an immersive course, so places are limited to six attendees.

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    We will provide you with everything you need to attain the Academy of Cheese Level One accreditation.

    1. The Academy of Cheese delegate pack

    2. Access to the Academy of Cheese online learning materials

    3. Access to the Academy of Cheese online Level One exam

    4. Cheese to taste during the course

    5. Lunch prepared by our Head Chef, Laurent-Gabriel Pierre

    6. Ongoing mentorship from one of our trained experts




    This course will cover everything you need to know to take your Level One exam and become an Academy of Cheeese Associate, through nine key modules:

    1. Milk production and cheesemaking

    2. Maturing, affinage and grading

    3. Buying and distribution

    4. Presenting and serving

    5. Describing cheese

    6. Industry knowledge

    7. Food safety

    8. Tasting cheese

    9. 25 Iconic cheeses

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