Confirmed speakers for 2018

  • Dr Catherina Berge, a preventive animal health and welfare specialist with particular interest in managing risk factors associated with raw milk production
  • Dr Paul Brassley, a historian from the University of Exeter, on the history of silage production in the UK
  • Dr Paul Dyer, University of Nottingham, on breeding and isolating new strains of Penicillium roqueforti for blue cheese production
  • Brad Greatrix, Nyetimber Estate, on performing field trials and using sensory analysis to inform changes to the production process
  • Ivan Larcher, of Larcher Consulting, on adapting scientific progress to serve artisan cheese production
  • Dr Bruno Martin, INRA Herbivore Nutrition Unit, who will present the results of a ground-breaking multi-year grazing study
  • Dr Ian Powell, Swinburne University of Technology, on trials for isolating raw milk microbes for use as adjunct cultures in Australia
  • Professor Cath Rees of the University of Nottingham, with an update on progress towards better testing for and control of M bovis
  • Dr Sebastien Roustel, Chr Hansen Denmark, on starter cultures and ripening defects
  • Professor Christopher Reynolds, University of Reading School of Agriculture, on the influence of diet, including supplemental fats, on milk composition
  • Dr Isabelle Verdier-Metz of the INRA Cheese Research Centre, on new research about microbes’ path from farm to milk to cheese, and how we can influence it
  • Dr Benjamin Wolfe, Tufts University, on advances in our understanding of the microbiome of fermented foods