Cheese in
New York

A combination of discussions, lectures, tastings and visits – all with the expert guidance of Academie Director Sue Sturman as you discover the hip New York cheese scene and spend a day at one of the largest food events on the calendar, the Fancy Food Show. Carlos Yescas, Director of the Oldways Cheese Coalition will join us for a discussion of worldwide efforts in support of raw milk cheese.

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

  • Day at the Fancy Food Show, NYC

  • Attendance at the Cheesemonger Invitational

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

  • June 27 - July 1, 2019

Cheesemonger Visits

Special Events:

  • Opening day at the NY Fancy Food Show*

  • Visit to Murray’s Caves

  • Class on the PDO system

  • *event held in June, dates must coincide

Discussion topics:

  • New World Affinage

  • The new generation of American cheesemongers

  • To AOP or Not to AOP: what works in the American context

  • Approaches to case setting

  • The 24/7 dilemma in retail

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

Click here for eligibility and application (indicate private program)