The ACS Cheese Educator directory is designed to help those seeking expand their cheese knowledge and cheese education. ACS shares regionally based educational resources, including courses offered through university extension programs and dairy research centers, state regulatory contacts, and regional cheese guilds on the Safe Cheesemaking Hub.
ACS CCP® Authorized Educators
ACS authorizes certain providers as ACS CCP® Authorized Educators based on the providers’ representation that course content aligns with the ACS Body of Knowledge and Certified Cheese Professional® Exam domains.
American Dairy Science Association
Education sessions held at annual and regional meetings.
Boston University Culinary Arts Program
Offers certificate programs and seminars on a range of culinary topics, including cheese.
Cellars at Jasper Hill
Offers affinage and technical consulting and training services to artisan cheesemakers.
Cornell Small Farms Program (Cornell University Cooperative Extension)
Dairy Foods Consulting & Westminster Artisan Cheesemaking
As 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. At Westminster Artisan Cheesemaking in Westminster, Vermont, Peter Dixon offers small group cheesemaking instruction geared toward handmade artisan and farmstead cheese production.
Dairy Learning Center (at University of Wisconsin – River Falls)
River Falls, WI
Series of courses including cheesemaking, producing safe dairy, etc, leading to certification as Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker.
Dairy Products Technology Center (California Polytechnic State University)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Glengarry Cheesemaking & Dairy Supply
New York, NY
Regularly scheduled tasting classes, plus “Boot Camp”, a more comprehensive cheese education program.
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company
Cheesemaking Supplies and books
Penn State University – Department of Dairy and Animal Science
University Park, PA
Penn State University – Department of Food Science
University Park, PA
Annual 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.
Purdue University – Dairy Research and Education Center
West Lafayette, IN
The Cheese School of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Single session and series curriculum covering both consumer/enthusiast and professional audiences.