Following a 20-year career as a Human Resources Manager working with blue-chip and FMCG organisations in the U.K. and Ireland, Avril Molloy, Founder of the Irish School of Cheese decided to follow her passion for beautiful food, particularly the world of cheese, and changed her career path to become an expert in cheese. She initially trained as a Cheesemonger with Sheridan’s Cheesemongers, ultimately becoming a Retail Manager for nine Sheridan’s stores across Ireland.
The Irish School of Cheese offers a wide menu of services and training; teaching the renowned Academy of Cheese courses, designing bespoke cheese training and education programmes for food businesses, and giving masterclasses and cheese tasting experiences to cheese enthusiasts across Ireland.
Avril has successfully attained both Level 1 and Level 2 Academy of Cheese certifications and is the Academy’s first Training Partner in Ireland. Her goal is to deepen people’s understanding and appreciation of the beautiful and fascinating world of cheese, in a fun and enjoyable environment.
For cheese courses to suit all levels of interest - whether it's food professionals, consumers or fellow cheese nerds who want to learn more about the worlds most beautiful cheeses, how they are made, their history, provenance and most importantly, how they taste!
The Academy has been set up to promote cheese knowledge and provide career development both within the food industry and the wider public. It culminates in the highly qualified and industry accredited certification of Master of Cheese. How it works.
I design and deliver bespoke cheese courses and training plans to suit your business needs. For wholesalers, retailers and food service organisations, on site at your business location. From short masterclasses in cheese care and quality control to long term training and development plans.
Whether you are a food tourist looking for a personalized tasting of Irish cheeses and the stories that brought them to be, a company wishing to hold a cheese tasting for an employee or company event, or a specialist wine or food retailer, I can design a tasting experience to suit your requirements.