Perry James Wakeman - Rennet & Rind

Perry James Wakeman

Director, Affineur of the Year, Cheese Judge and Chief of Cheese @ Rennet & Rind

Perry is a Certified MonS Affineur, working and studying under Hervé Mons, Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Artisan Craftsman of France), in the 9 MonS maturing cellars located in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. Perry currently holds the highest certification possible with the Academy of Cheese and is a regular contributor to the Academy's curriculum. 


Perry is ‘Head of Cheese’ at Rennet & Rind, responsible for maintaining the strong relationships we have with our British cheesemakers, regularly visiting them on the family farm to batch select our cheese. Perry also looks after our Rennet & Rind maturing room, using his expert knowledge to ensure every cheese that leaves us arrives to you at its very best.


Judging and Awards Timeline


2018 - World Cheese Judge Bergen, Norway 

2019 - World Cheese Captain Judge Bergamo, Italy


2020 - Masterclass British Cheese Weekender - Mystery Box


2021 - Masterclass British Cheese Weekender - The Importance of time to Artisan Cheese

2021 - Judge at The Virtual Cheese Awards

2021 - Judge at The Melton Mowbrey Artisan Cheese Award - Selected Ashcombe which was crowned Supreme Champion


2022 - Judge at The Melton Mowbrey Artisan Cheese Award

2022 - Crown the UK's First Affineur of the Year

2022 - Judge at The Virtual Cheese Awards 

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