First taught to make cheese almost 20 years ago (and having also undertaken training in commercial cheese manufacture) qualified teacher Louise Talbot combines her passion for cheese and teaching others new skills, at her Cutting the Curd Cheese Making Classes.

Having grown up on her parents’ family farm in NZ, Louise has a natural affinity with the land with a heart very much in the country.  Some of her happiest childhood memories include carrying enormous trays of home baking across the farmyard for shearers tea breaks; eating charred  baked potatoes dripping in butter after a controlled fire had roared through stubble fields and playing in Grandad Alexanders’ milking parlour at “Goldwyn”!

Academy of Cheese Associate
Academy of Cheese Associate

Louise is an Academy of Cheese Training Partner and member of the Specialist Cheese Makers Association and guest tutor at many Cookery Schools, including Waitrose, Leiths School of Food and Wine, Divertimenti and WI Denman College and is also a Cheese Awards judge.

Mother to two grown-up sons in agriculture, Louise is very concerned about global food production and food security in the future too.

And if there’s any spare time, she can be found either enjoying her garden or flower arranging, preparing home cooked meals for friends and family or walking much loved pets – a black Labrador and an adorable, but rather naughty beagle!