At Hampshire Cheese we are dedicated to artisan cheesemaking, producing the best quality cheeses and sharing our expertise but we’re not alone!
For cheese aficionados and curious enthusiasts alike, the Academy of Cheese stands as a haven for learning, appreciation, and celebrating cheese.
Cheese is a culinary delight that has captivated food enthusiasts around the world for centuries with its power to elevate any dish, tantalise taste buds, and create unforgettable dining experiences. The Academy of Cheese shares this passion and their unsurpassed knowledge in their courses, workshops and events.
The Academy of Cheese is a not-for-profit organisation and is a treasure trove of knowledge for those passionate about cheese. Courses of different levels are designed to cater for anyone, from cheese enthusiasts seeking to expand their knowledge, to professionals aiming to deepen their understanding of the craft. Whether you’re a cheesemonger, chef, sommelier or simply a cheese lover, the Academy has something for everyone.
The structured and accredited training programs lead to a formal qualification in cheese and run throughout the year. The programs cover a wide range of topics, including the history of cheese, cheese production, cheese types, affinage (the art of maturing cheese), cheese tasting, and much more. You’ll find Tunworth as one of the 75 cheeses studied in the Level 2 course.
A highlight of the Academy of Cheese is its cheese tasting and pairing workshops. These workshops allow participants to embark on a sensory journey, exploring the diverse flavours and nuances of different cheeses. The Big Cheese Weekender is the pinnacle of their events calendar – hosting online and in person masterclasses with cheesemakers and experts, cookalongs with chefs and virtual tours and cheese tastings. Put 13th – 15th October in your diary and sign up to the Academy to be the first to hear when you can secure your place for their events.
If you have ever wanted to know more about cheese, the Academy is the place to start, serving as a hub to satisfy and enrich your cheese journey.