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Cheesemaking Diploma Course

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10 Modules
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What Will You Learn?

Fresh, bloomy rind, washed rind, hard, blue, and vegan cheeses. Learn how to make all your favourites with the Cheesemaking Diploma Course. From cheese rookie to affineur, this course will guide you through the intricacies of the cheesemaking process, equipment, and specific recipes you need to make your own cheeses.

How did cheese become so popular? We’ll discuss the origin of cheese, cheesemaking in ancient civilisations and the global cheese boom.

Following this introduction, it’s straight onto the cheesemaking process, as we explore the five steps used in making pretty much every cheese on the market. Split into two parts: ‘basics’ and ‘other’,  you’ll also explore the equipment used in the cheesemaking process – providing an understanding of what is essential and what is optional.

It’s then onto what you’re here for —the cheeses! You’ll receive and follow recipes and guides for all the different types of cheeses. This will not only allow you to make them at home but also give you clarity and insight into how certain cheeses get their flavour and look. Expect recipes for all the greats including brie, feta, English stilton, cheddar, Roquefort and much, much more divided into the following: fresh cheeses, bloomy rind cheeses, washed rind cheeses, hard cheeses, and blue cheeses.

The course concludes with a module on dairy-free/vegan cheeses. We’ll outline the differences between normal and vegan cheesemaking processes and provide you with three tasty vegan cheese recipes that you can follow at home.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Discover the history of cheese
  • Learn the steps used in all cheesemaking
  • Become familiar with the equipment used in the cheesemaking process
  • Follow recipes and guidance to make fresh, bloomy rind, washed rind, hard, blue, and vegan cheeses
Various types of cheese on a rustic wooden table

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Origin of Cheese
  • Part 2: Ancient Cheesemaking Tricks
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Milk Preparation
  • Part 2: Curdling
  • Part 3: Pre-Ripening and Ripening
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Essentials I
  • Part 2: Essentials II
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basics of Fresh Cheese
  • Part 2: Mozzarella
  • Part 3: Feta
  • Part 4: Halloumi
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Ricotta
  • Part 2: Chevre
  • Part 3: Cottage Cheese
  • Part 4: Mascarpone
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basics of Bloomy Rind Cheese
  • Part 2: Camembert
  • Part 3: Brie
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basics of Washed Rind Cheese
  • Part 2: Taleggio
  • Part 3: Gruyere
  • Part 4: Epoisses
  • Part 5: Reblochon
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basics of Hard Cheese
  • Part 2: Cheddar
  • Part 3: Gouda
  • Part 4: Parmesan
  • Part 5: Manchego
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basics of Blue Cheese
  • Part 2: Stilton
  • Part 3: Gorgonzola
  • Part 4: Roquefort
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basics of Vegan Cheese
  • Part 2: Vegan Camembert
  • Part 3: Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Part 4: Vegan Cheddar
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Anyone who would love to make their own cheeses (whether for themselves or as a business) or just better understand the cheesemaking process, will enjoy this course. From the history, process and equipment to specific recipes and guidance on making your favourites, there’s plenty to learn with the Cheesemaking Diploma Course.

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Accreditations

The Cheesemaking Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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