Cheese is 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. Cheese delights 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:

Professional Consultation and Education Services

  • training retail and food service staff in cheese appreciation and presentation
  • designing and executing cheese-focused events in retail or food service establishments
  • providing sourcing and merchandising assistance
  • promoting cheese and select specialty foods through strategic educational presentations and events.

Private and Corporate Events

  • wine and cheese catering
  • creative and educational tastings
  • unique activities for team-building
  • experiences that thank employees and clients in an entertaining and distinctive way.

Julia Rogers

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.