Academy of Cheese
In 2013, Mary Quicke approached the Guild of Fine Food to look at developing a professional cheese qualification in the UK, inspired by the Certified Cheese Professional qualification run by the American Cheese Society.
In 2017, the Academy of Cheese officially launched, aiming to promote cheese knowledge and provide career development, both within the industry and amongst the wider public. The training culminates in the highly qualified and industry accredited role of 'Master of Cheese'.
"It’s about creating real status and acknowledgement of skills within the industry and beyond.”
“The way people have got in to cheese over in the US has been amazing, and it's something we're trying to replicate in the UK too." Mary Quicke MBE