Cheese in New York: An Insider’s Tour

A combination of discussions, lectures, tastings and visits – all with the expert guidance of Academie Director Sue Sturman as you discover the hip New York cheese scene and spend a day at one of the largest food events on the calendar, the Fancy Food Show. Carlos Yescas, Director of the Oldways Cheese Coalition will join us for a discussion of worldwide efforts in support of raw milk cheese.

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

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  • Four days guided visits and discussions (32+ hours)
  • Class size limited to 6; minimum 4 enrollments required for course to be held
  • Day at the Fancy Food Show, NYC
  • Attendance at the Cheesemonger Invitational
  • Tuition, including lodging (double occupancy) & most meals: $3000

Cheesemonger visits:*

Special Events:

  • Opening day at the NY Fancy Food Show
  • Visit to Murray’s Caves
  • Class on the PDO system

Discussion topics:

  • New World Affinage
  • The new generation of American cheesemongers
  • To AOP or Not to AOP: what works in the American context
  • Approaches to case setting
  • The 24/7 dilemma in retail

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