Cheese in London: An Insider’s Tour

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Four days of encounters, discussions, tastings, and trips – all with the expert guidance of Academie Director Sue Sturman – provide students with insights on how the art of Cheesemongering is practiced in London.

This program will involve a great deal of walking. Professionals only.


  • Four days guided visits and discussions (32+ hours)
  • Class size limited to 6; minimum 4 enrollments required for course to be held
  • Excursion to Somerset to visit cheesemakers
  • Tuition, including lodging (double occupancy) & most meals: $3000

Cheesemonger visits:*

Jamie Montgomery

Excursion to Somerset:*

Jason Hinds at Neal’s Yard Dairy

Discussion topics:

  • The Neal’s Yard Dairy story: Nurturing British cheeses
  • Launching a cheese retail business with a bike and three wheels of Comté
  • Distribution and retailing cheese in the British Isles
  • Urban creameries in London
  • Continental cheese and the British traditional
  • “By Appointment to the Queen”

*visits subject to change; any replacements will be of equal quality and interest.