an ancient, iconic food, at once enjoyable,
compelling and complex.
It is a link to our agricultural past and
present, and expresses tastes of place, transformed
by traditional craft and natural processes.
our senses and challenges our discernment
and vocabulary. How can we best
appreciate and describe cheese's memorable
flavours?What distinguishes a superb cheese
from an ordinary one?
Cheese Culture's classes, events
and services reflect the enthusiasm and authority
of cheese and wine specialist Julia
Rogers and her team
of collaborators, including chefs, sommeliers
and servers. Call on Cheese Culture for:
and Education Services
- training retail and food service staff
in cheese appreciation and presentation
and executing cheese-focused events in
retail or food service establishments
- providing sourcing
and merchandising assistance
- promoting cheese
and select specialty foods through strategic
Private and Corporate
- wine and cheese catering
and educational tastings
- unique activities
- experiences that thank employees and clients
in an entertaining and distinctive way.
Julia Rogers is passionate about cheese and wine, and dedicated to sharing her extensive knowledge and definitive palate with others. Her experience in academic, hospitality and retail settings is based on thorough understanding of cheese history, production, sensory assessment, merchandising and sales, and on highly developed communication and training skills. She engages and challenges her audiences, enabling consumers, retailers, caterers, sommeliers and restaurateurs to better appreciate cheese, and to enhance their personal enjoyment and professional effectiveness.
Julia has collaborated with the Ontario Cheese Society, the Societé des Fromages du Québec, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, the Independent Wine Education Guild, and Slow Food, participating in local and international events. Her articles have appeared in Food and Drink and Culture Cheese Magazine, and her radio, podcast and television work includes an appearance as guest judge on Top Chef Canada. Julia is a Diploma graduate of the internationally recognized Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and a Certified Wine Educator.