New Zealand Cheese School
Ph: +64 7 883 8239

Artisan - Practical Based

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Training world class

artisan cheesemakers


This five day course focuses on practical hands on cheesemaking. The principles of cheesemaking are explained in their relevance to the cheesemaking practice. You will work with other students under the supervision of Master Cheesemaker Neil Willman, making a range of different styles specialty cheese.
This 5 day course includes 4+ days of practical hands on training. Prior experience is useful but not essential to get the most out of this course


August 21-25th 2017 - Fully Booked

Start time: Mon at 9 am and Tues - Fri 8.30am. Unless otherwise advised.
Finish times: Typically between 4-5pm. Friday 3pm


Course Fee: $1,350.

Please contact us via Phone on 07 883 8239 or via Email at


  • Practical cheesemaking in an operating Artisan Cheese factory
  • Expert support and advice from Neil Willman, Principal & Director, New Zealand Cheese School
  • All protective clothing
  • Morning and afternoon tea or coffee
  • A hosted cheese tasting with cheeses from Over the Moon Dairy


  • A calculator
  • A pen and note paper


Information about accommodation and services in Putaruru is available here


New Zealand Residents
If you are employed by a registered company in the dairy/meat/yeast/leather industry you may be eligible for a partial subsidy from the New Zealand Industry Training Organisation (NZITO). The subsidy is on a case by case basis and is a signed contract between the trainee, the registered company and the NZITO.

You must secure your place on the course by paying $250 deposit. If you are eligible for a subsidy we will then send you a training agreement.
Visit our online store to make a deposit to secure your spot in this course.
If you are not eligible for a subsidy you will need to make sure your payment is received by us one month prior to the course commencement.

Please contact us if you require further information.

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