Cheese in London

"This trip to London surpassed my expectations.
The four days were packed with being welcomed
at cheese retailers, cheesemongers, cheese wholesalers, cheese manufacturers and by restaurateurs
all excited to share their love for cheese with us.
Sue Sturman put together an outstanding group of cheese related businesses for us to experience."

-Mark Edwards
DPI Specialty Foods

Four days of encounters, discussions, tastings, and trips - all with the expert guidance of Academie Director Sue Sturman - provide students with insights on how the art of Cheesemongering is practiced in London.

This program will involve a great deal of walking. Professionals only.


  • Four days guided visits and discussions (32+ hours)

  • Class size limited to 6; minimum 4 enrollments required for course to be held

  • Excursion to Somerset to visit cheesemakers

  • Class on PDOs

  • Tuition, including lodging (double occupancy) & most meals: $3000

  • November 5-8, 2019

Cheesemonger visits:*

...and others

Excursion to Somerset:*

Discussion topics:

  • The Neal’s Yard Dairy story: Nurturing British cheeses

  • Launching a cheese retail business with a bike and three wheels of Comté

  • Distribution and retailing cheese in the British Isles

  • Urban creameries in London

  • Academy of Cheese certificate program 

  • The Guild of Fine Food/World Cheese Awards/Fine Food Awards

  • “By Appointment to the Queen”

*visits subject to change; any replacements will be of equal quality and interest.

Click here for eligibility and application.