Quicke’s farm delivers Academy of Cheese training
Devon-based clothbound cheddar producer, Quicke’s, is set to become the first cheesemaker to hold Academy of Cheese training courses on a working farm, with a series of dates due to get underway later this year.
Delivered by cheese-broadcaster, cheesemonger and Academy-certified trainer, Sam Wilkin, the Level 1: Associate one-day course will cover cheesemaking, provenance, terminology and more. The day will begin with a guided tour, witnessing cheesemaking in action, visiting the ‘cathedral of cheese’ and meeting the specially-bred Quicke’s cows, before the notebooks come out for a lesson in everything from ingredients and production to maturing, affinage and grading.
Open to everyone, with no previous experience required, the course will introduce a structured approach to tasting as the group makes its way through 25 classic cheeses. Learning Le Gruyère from Gorgonzola, the session will be supported by home study and further tasting, before delegates undertake a multiple choice exam paper.
The first Academy of Cheese Level 1: Associate training courses to be hosted by Quicke’s will take place on 24 September 2019, 26 November 2019 and 25 February 2020, running from 9am to 4:30pm. Find out more here.