The Cheese Press Publishing Co

Developers of a Cheese Press History independent study curriculum and companion videos.

Our Ancient History curriculum is almost ready to launch! Pre-order your digital copy here...


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Ancient History Curriculum

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Pre-order the Digital Version of the Curriculum

Year one of a four year history and language arts curriculum set. Suitable for middle and high school students..

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History curriculum in order

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A whole world approach to the study of history

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Pairing with literature that coordinates with the time period

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Extensive citations to relevant research material

More to come

Additional History Units

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Post-Classical History

Year two of the classical history cycle. This time period covers from roughly the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the Hundred Year's War and Joan of Arc.

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Pre-Modern History

Year three of the classical history cycle. This time period covers the Age of Exploration and spans from around 1500-1750.

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Modern History

The final year of the classical history cycle. This course picks up around 1750 and continues to around 1980. We choose not to cover current events as some distance of time is required to truly conduct historical analysis.

Additional Titles in the Works

Other courses to be released include...

  • Influencers in American History
  • Role Play Government with Economics
  • Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship
  • Script Writing
  • Play Production
The American Revolution, George Washington at Valley Forge, President George Washington on horseback in snow at Valley Forge, by Percy Moran, circa 1911.
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What we do.


We teach history in order

By teaching events in the order that they happen it becomes possible to see causes, results, and connecting threads through events


We draw from scholarly research

We plan to review and update the material on a four year cycle as new research becomes available


We teach history from the viewpoint of different cultures

The dominate culture is often the perspective that drives history, however, that only tells one side of a complex story


We guide students to develop skills

We encourage a research essay each week, along with a midterm project, and a final project


We match the history with literature

Linking literature to the history being studied provides an opportunity for greater understanding of both subjects


We prepare students for the future

We teach the history that students must learn to be competitive in higher education

Our benefit

What we DON'T do.

Our benefit


We don't teach to make students feel bad

We don’t ask students to internalize blame or shame for the past history of the world


We don't sugar-coat facts

History includes some really unpleasant events and prevailing mindsets, we believe that acknowledging that reality and teaching those elements is part of the responsibility of teaching history


We don't teach young-earth creationism

While we acknowledge that science and research is always ongoing, our curriculum is based on the best scholarly research available at the time

Our Story

How did Cheese Press get its start?

Searching for Curriculum

The co-founders of Cheese Press are also the Executive Directors for Hazelwood Prep, a non-profit educational organization serving the homeschool community and traditionally school students who need additional support. When establishing that organization they struggled to find an independent study curriculum that taught whole world history, in order, and backed by scholarly research. The material needed to take an honest look at historical events without suggesting that the students internalize the blame for humanity's past mistakes. Thus, they started writing their own. Over the past three years many lessons have been learned as they implemented the first round of teaching some of these courses. It is now time to publish the first edition of Volume One of the History cycle: Ancient History.

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What qualifications do we have to develop curriculum?

Educational Background

The co-founders of Cheese Press, Ms. Andrea and Ms. Mere, collectively have decades of homeschool teaching experience. Additionally, they already had professional experienced in research, writing, and graphic design before beginning this journey. For the past three years the format and structure of a Cheese Press History has been being tested and tweaked in a small classroom environment. Upon being repeatedly asked for an accredited program, Ms. Andrea and Ms. Mere decided to continue their studies by pursuing a Masters in Education. Additionally, they have recruited a handful of young adults who have recently completed their college degrees.

Our Story

Our Story

How did Cheese Press get its name?

The Inaugural Class for Hazelwood Prep

Year one for Hazelwood Prep was the first iteration of Influencers in American History. In an effort to teach primary sources the class was given a booklet to read aloud in class as we studied the World's Fairs. This booklet was an actual piece of memorabilia that children were given from a print on demand printing press display. As the students muddled through the booklet the main character repeatedly mentioned the wonderous cheese press that he discovered at the World's Fair. After about the third mention of a "cheese press" the students began to dramatically shout the phrase. As such the name was adopted for the publishing company as a fun sort of play on words.

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Meet the Authors

The people behind the research and writing of our material.

Our team

Andrea Hermitt


Mere Jones


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Jordan Hermitt

Ashaunti Samms

Emily Petty

JJ Jones

Production Team

Our contact

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Cheese Press, LLC

Locally owned and operated in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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100 Mill Street, Suite B, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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