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Created for dedicated cheese professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and build connections, Cheese State University offers in-depth education and an active network for peer support and career development.

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Cheese State Field Guide

Get Certified With the Cheese State Field Guide

The Cheese State Field Guide was created for the cheese professional looking to grow their expertise and level up their career. This three-part course teaches the essential information and skills you need to perform on the cheese counter, including cheese history and science, cheese identity and taxonomy, sensory principles, retail best practices, and food safety. It’s a digital textbook, a how-to manual, and a professional survival guide rolled into one. 

At the end of the course, you’ll be ready to ace the Field Guide Assessment and earn your Cheese State Scholar Certificate. Take a look! 

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Volume 1

Cheesemaking Fundamentals: From Cow to Cave

Volume 2

Exploring Cheese: Families, Flavors, and Pairings

Volume 3

Cheesemonger Skills: Food Safety, Retail Practices, and Sales