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MEMBER (Level 2)

3 DAY (In-Person)

  • Course Overview

    Becoming a Member, through the successful completion of the associated study modules and coursework, will be of significant benefit to anyone working in the industry wanting to continue their professional development.

    For those that have completed Level One, there 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.

  • Course Outline

    • The cheesemaking process
      • An in-depth look at ingredients, the scientific role of each ingredient and various cheesemaking production techniques. Learn how to make a basic cheese.
    • Maturing, Affinage and Grading
      • Study the techniques of an affineur and the resulting cheeses, the maturation processes including safe storage, potential defects and degree of maturity.
    • Buying and Distribution
      • Recognise an appropriate range of cheeses for particular situations, review the types of supply chain and demonstrate an understanding of profit and costs.
    • Presenting and Serving
      • Determine safe storage solutions, deal with common quality defects, learn to cut, re-pack and present various cheeses. Recognise stock management systems. Discover cheese for classic cheese dishes.
    • Communicating
      • Explore tools and methods to communicate verbally & non-verbally about cheese. Learn the health benefits of eating cheese (and hazards to some). Discover suitable food and cheese pairings.
    • Cheese industry knowledge
      • Develop an understanding of cheese’s evolution through time and current market trends in the UK and the World.

  • Duration

    24 hours (3 days)

  • Course Assessment

    To be confirmed

  • Entry Requirements

    Delegates must have completed and passed Level One in order to progress to the next stage.

  • Certification

    Successful candidates will receive their Academy of Cheese Member (Level 2) certificate.

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