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The Cheesemonger’s Toolkit

French Chees Board The French National Center for the Dairy Industry (CNIEL) represents French cheese in the United States at The French Cheese Board in New York City. The Academie offers a series of short workshops that there can be taken as separate modules or combined into a two-day program of skills and knowledge enhancement for cheesemongers.

Session one : Cheese Basics:
      production methods, families of cheese

Session Two : French Cheeses in Context:
      AOP/PDO, geography & history of French cheese

Session Three : The Cheesemonger’s Skill Set:
      cutting and wrapping, effective sales

Session Four : The Business of Cheese Retailing:
      selecting cheese, inventory management, case setting

Methodology :
      Classroom theory & discussion
      Tasting and sensory analysis