30 April 2018, 08:14 AM
  • The Spanish food specialist has become the organisation’s 22nd official patron and will now provide essential funding and training
Brindisa announced as Academy of Cheese patron

The Academy of Cheese was set up to promote cheese knowledge and provide career development, both within the industry and amongst the wider public.

Tracey Colley, director of the Academy of Cheese said, “Brindisa’s operations cover wholesale, retail and foodservice so it has a really comprehensive overview of the industry. As a valued stakeholder, our relationship with Brindisa demonstrates the mutual benefits that patronage can provide. We have opened dialogue about shaping the Academy’s course content, to ensure that UK audiences are better educated about Spanish cheeses.”

Monika Linton, founder of Brindisa said, @It is really rewarding to be aligned with an organisation that fundamentally understands the need for education throughout the supply chain. The Academy has the potential to ensure the long-term security of artisan cheesemakers, not just in the UK, but also around the world.”

The Academy of Cheese’s Level One Associate accreditation was launched in 2017. The one-day courses are delivered by seven Training Providers in the UK. Delegates are tutored on key subjects, such as the cheesemaking process, right through to the identification and tasting of 25 classic cheeses. Level Two will launch later in 2018 with Levels Three and Four (Master of Cheese) currently in development.