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Fundamentals of Cheesemongering (UK)

    Event Start: Aug 12, 2014 - 12:00 AM

    Event End: Aug 15, 2014 - 12:00 AM

    Nottinghamshire, England, UK S80 3LR

    The Academie Opus Caseus is again collaborating with with The School of Artisan Food, Britain\’s unique centre of excellence for learning all aspects of artisan food production. We are offering a new four-day course focusing on the art of Cheesemongering in the UK. This intensive course has been specifically developed for those working in the dairy, hospitality or food industry, or considering it as a career option.
    A combination of discussions, lectures, tastings and trips – all with the expert guidance of Academie Director Sue Sturman – provide students with a broad knowledge in the art of cheesemongering.

    Two days are dedicated to class based work at the School covering the art of discussing cheese, sensory analysis, cutting and wrapping, sourcing cheese and more.

    There will be a day spent visiting a number of the UK’s finest artisan cheesemakers, providing a fascinating and informative insight to each dairy’s unique products and production processes.

    For the final day of the course students will travel to London to visit well-respected cheesemongers, including Neal’s Yard Dairy, La Fromagerie, Paxton and Whitfield and the Mons shop at Borough Market.

    The program covers:

    Sensory analysis
    The art of discussing cheese
    Cutting and wrapping
    Sourcing cheese
    HACCP in a retail setting
    Cheesemaker visits:
    Highfields Farm Dairy (goat – Innes Cheeses)
    Sparkenhoe Farm (cow – Red Leceister)
    Ram Hall Dairy (sheep – Berkswell)
    Stichelton Dairy (cow – Stichelton)
    London cheesemonger visits to include:
    Neal\’s Yard Dairy
    La Fromagerie
    Paxton and Whitfield
    Mons shop at Borough Market
    Course date: August 12-15, 2014

    The course has been deliberately scheduled to coincide with the Science of Artisan Cheese Conference, August 19-20.

    Tuition, including lunches, ground transportation to course outings : £1,195:

    Class size limited to 10; minimum 6 enrollments required for course to be held.

    Enroll by clicking on this link, scroll to the bottom of the page.

    Accommodation: Lodging option at the Clumber Park Hotel : £380
    Accommodation is not included in the cost of this course. We recommend students stay at the Clumber Park Hotel, to allow the discussion to continue during the evenings. This option includes four night’s room-only accommodation, access to the hotel’s spa facilities, and transport between the School and hotel.

    Contact the School at +44 (0) 1909 532171 or by email: lee-anna@schoolofartisanfood.org

    Accommodation must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    For more information: http://www.schoolofartisanfood.org/coursedetail.aspx?instanceID=914

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