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Have a Cheesy New Year with WSU Short Courses on Cheesemaking

PULLMAN, Wash – A series of courses designed for future and existing cheese makers offered by Washington State University are taking place across Washington State during the beginning months of 2011. The courses include hands-on activities as well as field trips. Registration and further details are available at http://www.wsu.edu/creamery/upcoming.htm.

The first course will run from Feb. 16 – 18 in Lynden, Wash. The 3-day workshop is targeted at the beginning cheese maker or hobbyist. Those attending will visit a local cheese maker as well as participate in hands-on activities sponsored by Dairy Connection, the Northwest Agricultural Business Center, Wesmar Chemical and Puget Sound Food Network.

The next 3-day course is scheduled for March 15 – 17 in Pullman. This session is designed for advanced cheese makers and personnel from commercial/industrial plants. Leaders in the cheese industry will be providing the instruction that includes cheese making at the WSU Creamery.

A pasteurization workshop is scheduled for April 20 – 21 also in Pullman. It will focus on magnetic flow timed systems, basic high temperature short time systems, and auxiliary equipment. The WSU Creamery also will provide hands-on activities through the courses. Sponsors for this session include the Washington Association for Food Protection, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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This release was written by Victoria Marsh, an intern with CAHNRS Marketing, News, and Educational Communications.

Media Contacts

Marc Bates, WSU Creamery , 509-595-8652
Russ Salvadalena, WSU Creamery manager, 509-335-7074