Turnbulls Academy of Cheese | Level One

Become A Certified Cheese Aficionado

The first Level of the Academy training programme, Level 1, teaches cheese through 25 classic cheeses. Through cheesemaking, maturing cheese, presenting cheese and even the history of cheeses Level 1 will expand your knowledge and love of cheese.

You increase your knowledge through self study – a programme of video, audio and written materials to follow in you own time – or Live on Zoom, attending live Zoom tutorials with Charlie Turnbull.

Live By Zoom: 3 Sessions From 30 August
Live By Zoom: 3 Sessions From 27 September

Enrol For These Live by Zoom Courses Now

And don’t forget your cheese!

Self Study

Study in your own time

And don’t forget your cheese!

What You’ll Get:

Study online with Charlie Turnbull and you get full access to the Academy of Cheese Level 1 learning programme PLUS on-demand videos for all modules, additional learning resources, live tutorials and free to attend masterclass tastings.

With Live by Zoom courses, you attend three live zoom events, in addition to the self study programme.

The Academy of Cheese Level 1 Programme

Nine Areas of Study:

  1. Cheese Tasting at Level 1
  2. The Level 1 Cheese Library of 25 Cheeses
  3. Milk & Cheesemaking
  4. Affinage
  5. Buying & Distribution
  6. Communication About Cheese
  7. Presenting & Serving Cheese
  8. Cheese Industry Knowledge
  9. Regulation & Good Practice

What the Academy provides for you

  • Academy learning materials
  • The Academy Delegates pack for download or purchase
  • The Level 1 exam
  • Recognised certification
  • 1 years subscription to the Academy of Cheese

Learning With Turnbulls

In addition to the Academy resources, charlieturnbull.com provides

  • 33 On-demand videos for each area study; each tutorial is 5-20 minutes long
  • For longer study modules, tutorials will be broken down into sections for more in depth explanation
  • Audio recordings of all the learning materials
  • Links to the Academy learning road material
  • Links to sample questions
  • Additional Turnbulls explanatory resources
  • Further charlieturnbull.com learning materials

charlieturnbull.com also provides live events for you to attend:

No other study system gives this breadth of resources, choice and flexibility in cheese. You can study in your own time, in your preferred format – video, text or audio – and revisit the areas you need to focus on. We deliver so much more than both the Academy e-learning and zoom tutor sessions.

Plus, upon successful completion of the exam you will also receive:

  • badge designating you as an Academy of Cheese ‘Associate’ 
  • A digital, printable certificate suitable for framing
  • Status and recognition as an Academy of Cheese ‘Associate’

Who Should Get Certified?

Cheese is primarily pleasure, and the day is sociable, educational and full of enthusiasm. It’s also Academy of Cheese, Level 1 accredited, making this the perfect day for anybody with an interest in cheese, including:

  • People who just love cheese and want more pleasure from it
  • People starting or progressing a career in cheesemaking
  • People involved in promoting cheese
  • People working in farm shops, delis etc selling cheese
  • Wine lovers who want to know more about wine’s best friend

Self Study £145

Live £169

Video example

As an example watch Charlie introduce the history of cheese

Alex & Simon Winton
Charlie has a huge genuine love and appreciation of all things ‘cheese.’ His depth of knowledge is huge and his enthusiasm knows no bounds.
Cheese Lovers
Gary Forshaw
I loved hearing about the history of the cheeses. I found it fascinating to hear about the different origins. I also loved learning about the making of the cheese and it is easy to forget the amount of work that goes into the process.

No other training provider makes learning so comprehensive, so enjoyable or so convenient, whether you are in the UK or any other country in the world.