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Turnbulls Level 1 with the Academy of Cheese

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  • Curriculum
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  • Why The Academy

The Academy of Cheese Level 1 is the front door for cheese lovers and cheese professionals into the world of cheese. No other training community or school across the planet has such an outward and inclusive view of what cheese is and who can learn about it.

the first step in your cheese journey

The comprehensive curriculum fills the gaps in your knowledge to give you a broad understanding and confidence in choosing, tasing, talking about and enjoying cheese.

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and there's more

More tools, knowledge and cheese inspiration:


25 cheese have been chosen for you to learn about and enjoy.


Presented in bite-sized videos of 3 to 20 minutes.


Links to the relevant learning text on the Academy of Cheese Learning Road.


Audio recordings of the Academy learning road for your convenience.

knowledge check

Links to Academy test questions for you to check your knowledge.

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.

Why On-Demand?

Learn at your pace

Learn where you like, when you like and as fast or slow as you like.

Available 24/7/365

So you can return to pieces you find challenging,


Covering all the material. Not just what fits into a zoom call.

Consistent quality

The quality of the training doesn’t vary so delegates always receive a high-quality experience.

Taught by cheese expert

Charlie Turnbull

Charlie has unrivalled knowledge of cheese and, having been part of the team that developed the Academy of Cheese Level 1 course material itself. On top of this he is enjoyable to listen to, excessively enthusiastic, and he wears a bowler hat.

AlexandSimon 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.

Tess Harrison

The tasting wheel was great and made me think differently about how and what I was tasting. Excellent highly recommended.

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

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Why train with the Academy of Cheese?

The Academy is based in UK, and is euro-centric to its cheese learning at level 1. Each level of learning focusses on cheeses to learn about and explore, and builds up the cheese knowledge to understand how they made, how they and matured, who is making them, how to talk about them, to serve them and to take care of them.

The Academy certifies all its course and training providers to ensure you will only learn from a competent teaching professional, and will have the certificate to prove your new found knowledge.