Judging a Cheese By its Cover [becoming a cheese expert]


This one day workshop is Cheese 101 for wannabee cheese experts. Learn the basics of the “rind” method of categorising cheese into one of 7 types and discover that, unlike wine, the character of a cheese can be judged by a glance at its rind or cover and an occasional squeeze.

Using this method you can judge its texture, taste, strength of flavour, even the stage of maturity whether you are in Moscow or Manhattan!

It works because the type of mould or rind that grows is determined by the moisture content.  This in turn determines the texture, therefore you can literally judge a cheese by its cover! 

Using classic British & European examples you will gain sufficient knowledge of the FUNDAMENTALS of cheese that you can feel confident to work behind a cheese counter, build on your knowledge for a career in cheese or impress friends and family with your expertise.

Having travelled the world for over 35 years visiting cheesemakers, retailers and cellars I have tasted 1,000’s of amazing, artisan cheeses and it is this knowledge that I want to share.  I want to educate and inspire a generation of cheese lovers to help safeguard the future of artisan, raw milk cheeses and cheesemakers everywhere and to generate a passion for cheese that will reinvigorate your business and inspire your customers.

The workshop is designed for anyone retailing cheese and deli products.  It will take a day but it is time well spent.  The course is run at my home or I can come to you.  Call me now to discuss how we can turn your vision into one of New Zealand’s successful delis or a lifelong passion.

Cost:      $ 195 per person minimum 3 people
     This class can be arranged for you but occasionally I schedule classes so check
with me for dates.