Artisan Food Centre planned for Elmwood College

Fife college hopes to boost food skills with new courses

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Elmwood College, established as a learning centre for land-based and golf industry related skills, has ambitious plans for its Cupar Muir site in the Howe of Fife.

Under the leadership of principal Jim Crooks, the proposed Artisan Food Centre would be the first of its type in Scotland, creating a facility available to both students and small-scale local producers. Building on Elmwood’s existing school in Production Horticulture, initial plans are to focus on cheesemaking, breadmaking, charcuterie and juicing, with partners including established local producers already employing these skills but looking for better practical facilities.

As well as food-related skills, students would learn about product development, business management and supply chain issues for quality food production.

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