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Academy of Cheese Level Two – London

November 13th - November 14th


For students that have completed Level One, this next step in your Academy of Cheese journey will be a significant progression in the teaching and application of the Academy’s Make and Post Make Model and our Structured Approach to Tasting.

Level Two has been designed for cheese industry professionals throughout the supply chain who wish to advance their learning and expertise. It will also appeal to consumers with a profound interest in expanding their understanding of cheese production and varieties.

The Guild of Fine Food is a founding patron of the Academy of Cheese, a not for profit organisation that is establishing a cheese qualification on four levels. 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.

Academy of Cheese Level Two is a two day course covering nine distinct areas:

The cheesemaking process
An in-depth look at ingredients and production techniques

Maturing, Affinage and Grading
Evaluate the ripeness and maturity of a range of cheeses and different effects and methods employed

Buying and Distribution
Recognise an appropriate range of cheeses for particular situations, review the types of supply chain and demonstrate and understanding profit and costs

Presentation
Select the correct cheese tools to maintain appearance and recognise stock management systems

Communicating
Understand why certain pairings work and classic cheese recipes, consumption guidelines and learn appropriate descriptors

Cheese industry knowledge
Develop an understanding of cheese’s evolution and emerging trends

Regulation and good practice
A close look at HACCP, the role of food enforcement officers, the role of food labelling and the main pathogens

Tasting
You will use the Make Post Make Model to identify 100 cheeses

Assessment criteria
Undertaking Level Two requires 18-24 hours of classroom study and 54-72 hours of additional home study and there will be a short exam at the end of the course.

Why do it?
This two day course and home study programme will enable you to:

  • Consolidate your professional understanding and enhance your career opportunities
  • Be more informed and equipped to share and implement your new-found knowledge in a range of settings
  • Be at the forefront of developments as one of the first delegates to undertake this internationally recognised accreditation

Requirements: Academy of Cheese Level One must be passed before students can progress to Level Two

Dates: Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th November 2019 (two day course)
Timings: 09:30 – 17:00 (both days)

Cost: £595

Venue: Guild of Fine Food / School of Fine Food, 42 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN

For more information or to book, please contact jilly.sitch@gff.co.uk
or call +44 (0) 1747 825200


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