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[2019] Ivy Ng

Speciality Wine
FromHong Kong
CompanyCheese & Wine HK

Ivy Ng is an independent wine and cheese educator and writer. In 2018, she set up the initiative Cheese & Wine HK to promote cheese and wine education and appreciation in Hong Kong by collaborating with local and international suppliers of artisanal products.

Ivy completed study programmes in cheesemaking, with hands-on experience and sensory training, at Vermont Technical College, US as well as the School of Artisan Food, UK in 2015. She has also completed formal training in cheese retail, cheese ripening (affinage) and sensory analysis at Academie MonS, the educational arm of Mons Fromager-Affineur in France. She is an Associate of the UK’s Academy of Cheese. To complement her studies in cheese, she has worked internships in Annecy, France and Hong Kong. Currently when she is not busy with her own projects, she works part-time at a French artisanal cheese specialist shop in Hong Kong.

Between 2014 and 2018, Ivy was the Publisher of the drinks business Hong Kong, a subsidiary of UK-based the drinks business, a trade publication dedicated to the wine and spirits industry. Her responsibilities comprised general management as well as hosting, planning and management of events including wine competitions, industry awards and masterclasses. She was previously a Private Client Sales Manager at Armit Wines Hong Kong (2010 - 2013) where she was instrumental in helping a couple of European wineries launch their sales and brand development efforts in the Hong Kong market.

Ivy is holder of WSET Level 4 Diploma and she is a Certified Educator for WSET, ISG, Sake Sommelier Association and a Bourgogne Wines Official Ambassador for the Bourgogne Wine Board. She graduated from the Winemaking Certificate Program of UC Davis Extension in 2017. Born in Hong Kong, Ivy is a native Cantonese and fluent English speaker, with proficiency in French and Putonghua. She keeps a blog: to share her experiences in wine and cheese.

[2019] Ivy Ng