Academy of Cheese Level One Course | March 2022

Friday 25th March 2022

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

Our Cheese Specialist, Ben Hildreth, will guide you through how cheese is made, how to taste, describe, and present cheese, 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 25th March 2022
Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm with breaks and lunch.

Tutor: Benjamin Hildreth - Cheese Specialist

Places on this course are limited to six people. 

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    • Academy of Cheese delegate pack
    • Access to the Academy of Cheese online materials
    • Access to Academy of Cheese online Level One exam
    • Cheese to taste during the course
    • Lunch prepared by our chefs
    • Ongoing mentorship from one of our Cheese Specialists




    This course will cover everything you need to know to take your Level One exam and become an AoC Associate, through nine key modules; 

      1. Milk production & Cheesemaking
      2. Maturing, Affinage & Grading
      3. Buying & Distribution
      4. Presenting & Serving
      5. Describing Cheese
      6. Industry Knowledge
      7. Food Safety
      8. Tasting Cheese
      9. 25 Iconic Cheeses