Brindisa announced as new patron for Academy of Cheese
Spanish food specialist Brindisa has been named as the Academy of Cheese’s new Patron and will provide essential funding to the organisation to develop its programme of industry accreditation from Level One up to Level Four’s Master of Cheese.
“Brindisa’s operations cover wholesale, retail and foodservice so it has a really comprehensive overview of the industry,” said director of the Academy, Tracey Colley. “We have opened dialogue about shaping the Academy’s course content to ensure that UK audiences are better educated about Spanish cheeses.”
Brindisa’s founder Monika Linton said: “This year, Brindisa celebrates its 30th anniversary. In that time, we’ve worked tirelessly to source and champion a wealth of incredible cheesemakers throughout Spain.”
She added: “It is really rewarding to be aligned with an organisation that fundamentally understands the need for education throughout the supply chain.”
The Academy of Cheese’s Level One Associate accreditation was launched in 2017. The one-day courses are delivered by seven Training Providers in the UK.
Delegates are tutored on key subjects, such as the cheese-making process, right through to the identification and tasting of 25 classic cheeses.
Level Two will launch later in 2018 with Levels Three and Four (Master of Cheese) currently in development.