Specialist in cheese grading and cheese grading training, with 39 years of experience in the cheese industry.
SPECIALIST CHEESE GRADING
Independent cheese grading to the highest industry standard, Quality on site staff training, read more.
All our training sessions are tailored to customer requirements, we can provide cheese awareness courses for sales giving your cheese business a lift with sales , production, technical, goods receipt, and deli-counter personnel.
|The Guild of Cheese Graders was launched in March 2015 and has already welcomed its first group of members. For information regarding the Guild, please contact Bruce or follow this link www.theguildofcheesegraders.co.uk|
Paris, 23rd February 2014.
La Guilde Internationale des Fromagers and la Confrérie de Saint-Uguzon.
At a ceremony of the 464th Chapter of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers I was inducted into the Guilde as a Compagnon d'Honneur and appointed as its U.K. Ambassador.
The ceremony was led by Roland Barthélemy, internationally renowned cheese expert and Prévôt of the Guilde.
The ceremony was held at Le Ciel de Paris restaurant on the 56th floor of the Tour Maine-Montparnasse, and was attend by many members of the Guilde.
There was plenty of pageantry, the dinner was superb and it was a great event.
The Guilde and Confrérie de Saint-Uguzon is a non-profit organisation founded in 1969 by Pierre Androuet, a cheese maker and epicurean.
The Guilde is for dairy professionals who are dedicated to preserving standards in cheese making throughout the world and sharing their knowledge.
The Confrérie is for cheese aficionados and experts including chefs, restaurateurs, food scientists and food journalists.
I wish to thank Camille Mancelle, Stéphane Plessis and Isigny-Sainte-Mère for their support. It is greatly appreciated.
cheesegrading.com, your independent cheese grading
resource, is owned and managed by Bruce Macdonald who lives in
With 39 years’ experience in the dairy industry, I can help you and your team to improve your cheese knowledge, thereby helping you to attain far greater product consistency and customer satisfaction.
First employed in the dairy industry in 1975, I started to learn cheese grading in the mid nineteen-eighties when employed by Express Foods, which ultimately became The Cheese Company, and for whom I was the Cheese Grading Manager for thirteen years.
I was subsequently employed by the highly respected Farmhouse producer Belton Cheese at Whitchurch, and then by specialist supplier Dairygold Foods Ingredients at Crewe deciding to become self-employed in November 2010.
My experience includes grading and selecting to customers’ specific requirements and cheese Profiles for the Retail, Foodservice and Industrial sectors, benchmarking, grading process reviews, and training including sensory screening.
I have graded cheese across the UK, also in Ireland, Holland, Germany, Belgium, New Zealand and Canada, and have judged many times at major cheese competitions including The British Cheese Awards, Cheshire Show, Global Cheese Awards, The International Cheese Awards, New Zealand Cheese Awards, Royal Bath & West, World Cheese Awards, Royal Welsh and the Great Yorkshire Show.
I was a member of International Cheese Awards Committee from 1988 to 2005, returning in 2013 to manage the Retail Classes and increase the number of international entries.
In November 2013 I was appointed Chairman of the International Cheese Awards.
I am an Associate Member of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association and a Member of the Society of Dairy Technology.
I have graded cheese across the UK, also in Ireland,
Holland, Germany, Belgium, New Zealand and Canada, and have judged many
times at major cheese competitions including:
British Cheese Awards,
New Zealand Cheese Awards,
Royal Bath & West,
Great Yorkshire Show.
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