Find a Cheese Educator

This searchable database of cheese educators is designed as a resource for those seeking to expand their cheese knowledge and expertise. ACS has authorized certain providers as “CCP™ Authorized Educator” or “CCP™ Authorized Education Center” or “CCP™ Authorized Corporate Trainer” based on that provider’s representation that its course content aligns with the ACS Body of Knowledge and Certified Cheese Professional™ Exam domains. ACS does not endorse the content taught by educators who are not authorized by ACS. If you would like to have your business listed here, or if you are currently listed and would like changes or corrections made to your record, please contact [email protected]
Educator NameACS MemberStreet AddressCityStateZipCountryWebsiteContact EmailPhoneClass TypesClass LevelsDescription
American Dairy Science AssociationNo2441 Village Green PlaceChampaignIL61822United States[email protected]217-356-5146Trade AssociationEducation sessions held at annual and regional meetings
Academie Opus CaseusYes255 Clinton RoadBrooklineMA02445United States[email protected]617-505-6235Cheese Education
Education Facility
Cheese Educator, Cheese Writer
CasellulaYes401 West 52nd StreetNew YorkNY10019United States[email protected]212-247-8137RestaurantCheese restaurant with occasional cheese classes,
Spuntino di OttimistaNo1957 Union StreetSan FranciscoCA94123United Stateshttp://www.spuntinosf.coom[email protected]415-931-6410Retail ShopMonthly tasting sessions and occassional fondue classes
Laura WerlinYes2279 Pine StreetSan FranciscoCA94115United States[email protected]415-359-9695Cheese Writer, Cheese EducatorCheese educator and cheese & wine pairing specialist, with an empahsis on American cheese, available for consulting engagements, seminars, lectures and corporate events
Cheese ChickYesScottsdaleAZUnited States[email protected]Consultant
Madame de FromageYes6300 Meadowridge DriveSanta RosaCA95409United States[email protected]707-539-2252ConsultantAvailable for consulting engagements; also teaches classes at The Cheese School of San Francisco and other facilities
The Cheese MistressNo154 Prospect Avenue #2BayonneNJ7002United States[email protected]201-455-5838Consultant
The Cheese School of San FranciscoNo2124 Folsom StreetSan FranciscoCA94110United States[email protected]415-346-7530Cheese Education FacilitySingle session and series curriculum covering both consumer/enthusiast and professional audiences
Artisanal Premium Cheese CenterNo483 Tenth AvenueNew YorkNY10018United States[email protected]212-871-3144Cheese Education Facility, Affinage FacilityOne-day and longer term programs for caseophiles and professionals
C'est le CheeseNo724 34th StreetSacramentoCA95816United States[email protected]916-761-7674

Cheese Education FacilityOffers single sesssion classes on a variety of cheese topics
Cheese Education GuildYes122 Ridley RoadTorontoONTM5M 3L9Canada[email protected]416-271-4142Cheese Education FacilityThe first cheese school dedicated to cheese appreciation in Canada. Series of three Cheese Appreciation courses,
The Bueno Queso Social ClubNoHeld at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave. CambridgeMA2139United States[email protected]617-354-4750Cheese EducatorCasual social club discussing cheese
The Cheese GuyNo4704 Park AvenueMinneapolisMN55407United States[email protected]612-377-2717Cheese Educator
The Joy of CheeseNo111 E 14tth Street #493New YorkNY10003United States[email protected]212-533-3072Cheese EducatorIndependent educator conducting classes at a number of restaurants and wine bars around NYC
The Southern Cheesemakers GuildNoUnited States[email protected]Trade Association
CheesetiqueNo2411 Mt. Vernon AvenueAlexandriaVA22301United Stateshttp://www.cheesetique.com703-706-5300Retail ShopTasting classes on a variety of topics
FromaginationNo12 South Carroll StreetMadisonWI53703United States[email protected]608-255-2430Retail ShopWide range of classes centered around cheese, including series programming, focusing on Wisconsin artisan cheeses
Murray's CheeseYes254 Bleeker StreetNew YorkNY10014United States[email protected]212-243-3289Retail ShopRegularly scheduled tasting classes, plus "Cheese U", a more comprehensive program for serious caseophiles
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & WineNo2945 N. Broadway & 53 East Lake StreetChicagoIL60657/60601United States[email protected]800-721-4781Retail ShopTasting classes at both locations on a variety of topics, ranging from 101 type to more advanced programs. Offer custom programs as well.
Saxelby CheesemongersYes120 Essex StreetNew YorkNY10002United States[email protected]212-228-8204Retail Shop
ScardelloYes3511 Oak Lawn AvenueDallasTX75219United States[email protected]214-219-1300Retail Shop
Steve's CheeseNo2321 NW Thurman StreetPortlandOR97210United States[email protected]503-222-6014Retail ShopOccasional tasting classes -- often wine and cheese programs arranged by Square Deal Wines, the wine shop from which Steve's sublets space
Stinky BrooklynNo261 Smith StreetBrooklynNY11231United States[email protected]718-522-7425Retail ShopOccasional cheese classes, one or two per month, cheese basics or cheese and beverage pairings.
The Cheese CourseYes1679 Market StWestonFL33326United States954-384-8183Retail Shop
The Artisan Cheese GalleryNo12023 Ventura Blvd.Studio CityCA91604United States[email protected]818-505-0207Retail Shop, RestaurantMonthly basic wine & cheese tasting sessions, plus occassional advanced topics
Larry's MarketYes8737 North Deerwood DriveBrown DeerWI53209United States[email protected]414-355-9650Retail Shop
The Cheese ImpresarioYes450 North Rossmore Avenue #503Los AngelesCA90004United States[email protected]323-463-2025Cheese Writer, Cheese EducatorCheese writer, cheese and libations pairings expert, available for consulting engagements, seminars, lectures and corporate events
Blue Rose Grade A Goat DairyNoWinlockWA98596United States[email protected]360-785-0321Cheesemaking classes scheduled regularly
Bobolink DairyNo42 Meadowburn RoadVernonNJ7462United States[email protected]973-764-4888CheesemakerFarm tours & cheesemaking classes.
Taylor FarmNo825 Route 11LondonderryVT05148United States[email protected]802-824-5690Cheesemaker
The Mozzarella CompanyYes2944 Elm StreetDallasTX75226United States[email protected]214-741-4072Cheesemaker
Valley Shepherd CreameryYes50 Fairmount RoadLong ValleyNJ07853United States[email protected]908-876-3200Cheesemaker
VeldhuizenNo425 PR 1169DublinTX76446United Stateshttp://www.veldhuizencheese.com254-968-3098Cheesemaker
Zingerman's CreameryNo3723 Plaza DriveAnn ArborMI48108United Stateshttp://www.zingermanscreamery.com734-929-0500Cheesemaker
Beecher's Handmade CheeseYes104 Pike StreetSeattleWA98101United States[email protected]206-956-1964Cheesemaker, Retail ShopCheese 101
The Epicurean ConnectionNoPO Box 1916SonomaCA95476United States[email protected]707-935-7960Cheesemaker, Cheese Educator, ConsultantOrganizes annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference and teaches classes and workshops at various facilities throughout the year
Alpine Lakes CheeseNoPO Box 122LeavenworthWA98826United Stateshttp://www.alpinelakescheese.com509-548-5786CheesemakerClasses are every Saturday through milking season.
Cellars at Jasper HillYesPO Box 272/148 Town Highway 41GreensboroVT5841United States[email protected]802-533-2566Cheesemaker, Affinage FacilityOffers affinage and technical consulting and training services to artisan cheesemakers
Glengarry Cheesemaking & Dairy SupplyNo5926 Highway #24, RR#1LancasterONTKOC INOCanada[email protected]613-347-1141Cheesemaking Supply
New England Cheesemaking Supply CompanyYesP.O. Box 85AshfiledMA1330United States[email protected]413-628-3808Cheesemaking Supply
Carr Valley Cooking SchoolNoS3797 County GLa ValleWIUnited States Education CenterCheese cooking classes
Chef Eric's Culinary ClassroomNo2366 Pelham AvenueLos AngelesCA90064United States[email protected]310-470-2640Culinary Education CenterOffers one recreational wine & cheese pairing class
The Institute of Culinary EducationNo50 West 23rd StreetNew YorkNY10010United States[email protected]800-522-4610Culinary Education Center
Tria-Fermentation SchoolNo1601 Walnut Street, Suite 620PhiladelphiaPA19102United States[email protected]215-972-7076Culinary Education CenterMultiple demonstrations per month. casual information.
92nd Street YNo1395 Lexington AvenueNew YorkNY10128United States and Education CenterVaried culinary program featuring one-session classes, including cheese related classes.
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Yes8418 Excelsior DriveMadisonWI53717United States[email protected]608-203-7228Trade AssociationAll education on cheese is custom built for the retail or foodservice audience based on the customers needs and wishes. Cheesecyclopedia, a comprehensive web resource on Wisconsin cheeses.
Dairy Business Innovation CenterYesP.O. Box 14DelavanWI53115United States[email protected]888-623-2269Cheese EducatorGeneral cheese education program for cheesemakers
Bar BambinoNo2931 16th StreetSan FranciscoCA94103United States[email protected]415-701-8466RestaurantOccasional structured tasting sessions, typically focusing on cheese & wine pairing
Di Bruno BrothersYes1730 Chestnut StreetPhiladelphiaPA19103United States[email protected]215-665-9220Retail ShopMonthly cheese and beer demos
Di Palo's Fine FoodsNo200 Grand StreetNew YorkNY10013United States212-226-1033Retail Shop
Foster & DobbsYes2518 NE 15th AvenuePortlandOR97212United States[email protected]503-284-1157Retail ShopTasting classes on a variety of topics
River City CellarsNo2931 W. Cary StreetRichmondVA23221United States[email protected]804-355-1375Retail Shop
Surdyk'sYes303 East Hennepin AvenueMinneapolisMN55414United Stateshttp://www.surdyks.com612-379-3232Retail Shop
FairwayNo2284 12th AvenueNew YorkNY10027United States[email protected]212-234-3883Retail Shop
Central Market Cooking SchoolNo4001 North LamarAustinTX78756United States Shop, Cheese Education Facility
David FankhauserNoUniversity of Cincinnati Clermont CollegeBataviaOH45103United States[email protected]College/University
Boston University Culinary Arts ProgramNo808 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA2215United States[email protected]617-353-9852College/UniversityOffers certificate programs and seminars on a range of culinary topics, including some on cheese
Cornell Small Farms Program (Cornell University Cooperative Extension)No135C Plant Science Bldg, Cornell UniversityIthacaNY14853United States[email protected]607-255-9227College/University
Dairy Learning Center (at University of Wisconsin - River Falls)No410 South Third StreetRiver FallsWI54022United States[email protected]715-425-3535College/UniversitySeries of courses including cheesemaking, producing safe dairy, etc, leading to certification as Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker
Dairy Products Technology Center (California Polytechnic State University)NoCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoCA93407United States[email protected]805-756-6101College/University
Penn State University - Department of Dairy and Animal ScienceNo324 Henning BuildingUniversity ParkPA16802United States[email protected]814-863-3665College/University
Purdue University - Dairy Research and Education CenterNo915 West State StreetWest LafayetteIN47907United States[email protected]765-494-4808College/University
South Dakota University - Dairy Science
Montserrat Almena, Ph.DNo282 Juniper RidgeShelburneVT05842United States[email protected]802-551-9065Cheese educator,
Penn State University - Department of Food ScienceYes202 Erickson Food Science BuildingUniversity ParkPA16802United States[email protected]814-867-1379College/UniversityAnnual short courses & workshops: The Science & Art of Cheese Making, Dairy HACCP Workshop, Dairy Basics: Fundamentals of Food Safety, Pasteurizer Operator's Workshop, Ice Cream Short Course, Ice Cream 101: Introduction to Frozen Desserts, Penn State Cultured Products Short Course, Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufactures (in-person or online), Food Microbiology Short Course
Sapori & Saperi Adventures Ltd.Yes44 Panton StreetCambridgeUnited Kingdom[email protected]+44 7768 474610Cheese EducatorOffers courses on the theory and practice of Italian cheese in Italy
The San Francisco Milk MaidSan FranciscoCAUnited States[email protected]Cheese Educator
Dairy Foods Consulting & Westminster Artisan CheesemakingYes131 West Parish RdWestminsterVT05346United States[email protected]Cheese EducatorAs a dairy foods consultant and artisan cheesemaker, Peter Dixon draws on over 30 years of cheesemaking, as well as 20 years of consulting with people engaged in or interested in making cheese and dairy products . Peter works with dairy farmers and cheesemakers to research and develop, or improve their milk processing businesses.

At Westminster Artisan Cheesemaking in Westminster, Vermont, Peter offers small group cheesemaking instruction geared toward handmade artisan and farmstead cheese production.

Peter got his start in Food Safety while pursuing his M.S. in Dairy Science at the University of Vermont. The demonstrable connection between risk reduction practices and high quality cheese and dairy foods guides Peter's work as a consultant and a cheesemaker.

In 2013 Peter started Parish Hill Creamery, a small seasonal cheese business where he produces handmade, raw milk cheeses with his wife Rachel and sister Alex Schaal.