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Cheese for Culinary Professionals


Everything You Need to Know About Cheese in Two Days

Join cheese experts from Murray’s Cheese at renowned culinary education mecca

The International Culinary Center as we guide you through the ins and outs of cheese selection, cheesemaking, and developing a successful restaurant cheese program. Through extended tastings, a tour of Murray’s subterranean aging caves, and interactive instruction from leading cheese professionals, you will learn all you had ever hoped to learn about cheese—and more.

What You’ll Learn

•How to identify and assess virtually all cheeses, through thorough understanding of major cheese styles

•Cheese tasting vocabulary, including flavor balance principles, blind tasting exercise, and basics of beverage pairings

•How to execute a restaurant cheese program including selecting, ordering, creating a menu, minimizing waste, and more

•How to prepare a stunning cheese plate, with perfectly paired accompaniments

•The fundamentals of cheesemaking and milk chemistry (and how to apply those principles in your kitchen)

•All about affinage—the careful aging and selection of cheese—through a tour of Murray’s Cheese caves in Greenwich Village

•Seasonality of cheese

•The historical origins and context of cheesemaking traditions

Visit the International Culinary Center to learn more - we look forward to sharing our 2013 course dates soon.