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Society of Dairy Technology

Training Courses

Holchem are offering a wide range of nationally accredited training courses which are planned throughout 2016 (click HERE for the training programme summary for 2016).

These tutor led courses are aimed specifically at individuals who are responsible for the management and implementation of Hygiene Operations within the Food and Beverage processing sectors.

Additionally, the Holchem eLearning Academy provides personnel with a flexible approach to learning and allows individuals to be trained independently. There is a range of eLearning packages available including:

         Hygiene Awareness for Operatives
         Safe Working with Chemicals
         Allergen Awareness
         Listeria Awareness
         Root Cause Analysis
         Manual Handling
         Basic English to Polish


Further information on the e-learning academy can be found at

The Guild of Cheese Graders seminar content is specifically designed and includes:

  • Helping members to fully understand their taste acuity – vital for all graders/tasters. For this we employ a taste kit with “Indicative levels for taste recognition as recommended by BS 5929 Part 7 :1992. ISO 3972: 1991”.
  • Promote the use of a “common language of cheese grading”.
  • Encourage open discussions with fellow professionals about all aspects of cheese quality including the intrinsic attributes of UK Territorials and many Continental varieties. The cheeses we review are from Artisan, Farmhouse and Creamery makers.
  • Discuss cheese competition judging.

The Guild of Cheese Graders is independently accredited and easily incorporated into CPD programmes. Members of the SDT are entitled to a 5% discount (T&C’s apply)
For full membership details please email Bruce Macdonald via

Cheese courses: three day cheese courses are available at Duchy College, with a mix of theory and practical cheese-making. Contact Duchy College RBS for more detail 01579 372388