Claudia’s Experience

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2004 High Distinction, UK Cheese Guild Diploma

2004 Employment with Sheridan’s Cheese Mongers, Ireland’s most prestigious cheese retailer/wholesaler

2004 Work experience with Neal’s Yard Dairy, Borough Markets and Covent Garden, London

2004 Represented Neal’s Yard Dairy
at ‘Cheese!’ The Slow Food ‘International Cheese Festival’ in Bra, Piedmonte

2005 Judge of 3 cheese categories at ‘The British Cheese Awards’, England

2005 Work experience making cheese south of the Belfast border with Irish Cheese maker ‘Silke Cropp’

2005 Consultancy from international cheese expert Juliet Harbutt in Britain

2005 Extensive travel around Europe visiting cheese makers and famous cheese shops and regions such as Parma in Reggio Emillia, Italy

May 2006 Employed to assist coordination of Britain’s premier cheese event, ‘The British Cheese Awards’

Aug 2006 Registration of Cheese Company ‘McIntosh & Bowman Cheesemongers’ offering regular masterclass and tasting events.

2008 Took part in the 54th Fancy Food Show at Jacob K. Javits Centre New York.

Oct 2008 NSW representative at ‘Salone del Gusto’ and ‘Terra Madre’ in Italy with the international ‘Slow Food’ organisation.

June 2011 Commencement of extensive profiling of 340 cheeses from 28 countries for a deluxe cheese application for iPhone.

July 2011 One of 40 global competitors, and one of three Australian representatives at Cheese Monger Invitational 2011 dubbed the ‘Cheese Olympics’ for cheese mongers.

Oct 2011 McIntosh & Bowman were the official Cheese Partners of Masterchef Live 2011 with 6 masterclasses on stage.

Nov 2011 Claudia accepted a position on the Supreme Panel of International Judges at ‘The World Cheese Awards’ in Birmingham, UK.

Dec 2011 Launch of iPhone Cheese App ‘Ask The Cheesemonger’ co-created with award winning development company Protein 1. The app has already been downloaded over 38,000 times from iTunes.

Jan 2012 Induction into the most prestigious French cheese association ‘Guilde Internationale des Fromages’ and awarded the title ‘Garde et Jure’ by official members who had travelled to Australia specifically for the ceremony in Alexandria, Sydney.

Jan 2012 Phone App reviews in the countries two biggest newspapers: SMH and The Age "Australia's Dairy Queen" rated amongst the world’s top 25 Food Apps. Due to its success, Lonely Planet Publications commissioned Claudia to contribute to ‘The Food Lover’s Guide To The World’ published in October 2012.

Nov 2012 & 2013 Claudia again invited to judge at ‘World Cheese Awards’, Birmingham, UK.

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