Upcoming courses

2025 dates for Retailing and Affinage courses now available.

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Courses with Mons Formation

Deeply rooted in the glory of French cheese tradition, Mons Formation integrates hands-on practice, formal instruction, and classroom discussion to train cheese professionals.

All courses are offered at Mons Fromager-Affineur’s headquarters, in Saint-Haon-le-Châtel, France, where participants work in the caves with Mons professionals.

One week residency/5 days of training, incorporating 50% theory and discussion, 50% hands-on experience and practice

Class Size  : Maximum of 6 students, minimum of 4 students

Tuition: 2800€, includes lodging, breakfasts and lunches, and ground transportation during the program

Strict health and safety protocols will be applied, consistent with best practices and French regulations.

Cheesemonger Fundamentals
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June 24-28, 2024

  • Application deadline: May 27, 2024
  • Arrival date: June 23

March 31 – April 4, 2025

  • Application deadline: March 3, 2025
  • Arrival date: March 30

October 13-17, 2025

  • Application deadline: September 15, 2025
  • Arrival date: October 12

The Big Cheese: A Manager’s Toolkit
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July 7-11, 2025

  • Application deadline: June 10, 2025
  • Arrival date: July 6

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October 14-18, 2024 FULL

  • Application deadline: September 16, 2024
  • Arrival date: October 13

April 7-11, 2025

  • Application deadline: March 10, 2025
  • Arrival date: April 10

June 30-July 4, 2025

  • Application deadline: June 2, 2025
  • Arrival date: June 30

October 20-24, 2025

  • Application deadline: September 22, 2025
  • Arrival date: October 19

Application Form

If you are interested in attending one of our courses, please complete the following information, and we will promptly respond.

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    Courses with the Centre de Formation des Produits Laitiers

    English for cheesemongers, via the Centre de formation des produits laitiers, is an 8-hour course for french cheesemongers wishing to improve their level of English. It concentrates on practical phrases, pronunciation, context-specific vocabulary, and cultural understanding.

    The program will emphasize practice speaking and conversing, with correction, rather than lectures. The objective is for the cheesemonger to feel at ease speaking with their customers in English.

    June 3, 2024, at the CFPL classroom in Orly, France

    Applications via the CFPL can be accessed here: http://www.fromagersdefrance.com/se-former/nous-contacter