The WSU Creamery’s cheese and ice cream have been featured in…

Television Programs:

Food Finds, The Food Network and Fine Living Network (2000 – Present)

Media Articles:

“Cougar Gold Shakes Up Everything You Think You Know About Canned Cheese”, Mashed (July 2023)

Santé Magazine “food + wine + spirits review” (May 2009 and 2010)

Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe 1 of 5 manufacturers profiled in Horizon Air Magazine (July 2007)

WSU Creamery profiled in the book Atlas of American Artisan Cheese (June 2007)

Washington Post article included Cougar Gold® (December 2005)

“The Perfect Pair”, Wine Press Northwest (Winter 2005/2006)

Campus Creamery captures Cougar Gold® in a Can“, San Francisco Chronicle (October 2005) and St. Paul Pioneer Press (November 2005)

“They don’t call it Moo U for nothing”, Seattle Times (October 2005)

KLEW TV (Lewiston, ID) airs segment on Creamery (October 2005)

“Learning Meets Life”, Lewiston Tribune (September 2005)

Saveur magazine mentions Cougar Gold® cheese as one of the best cheeses from a university (April 2005)

Cheese-of-Month Club featured in “In Life” section of Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) newspaper. (December 2004)

More magazine article on cheese mentions Cougar Gold® (December 2004)

“Tackle that cheese”, Los Angeles Times (January 2003)

Taste: Marvelous Mango, Pacific Northwest Magazine (2001)

Grilled Cheese: Plain and simple, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (July 2001)


Santé Magazine Gold Star Award 2009 and 2010, Cougar Gold®

American Cheese Society 2nd Place 2008, Cougar Gold®

World Cheese Awards Gold Medal 2006, Cougar Gold®

American Cheese Society Red Ribbon 2006, Crimson Fire

World Cheese Awards Silver Medal (1st in Class) 2000, Cougar Gold®

United States Cheese Champion Silver Medal 1995, Cougar Gold®

American Cheese Society Blue Ribbon 1993, Cougar Gold®

American Cheese Society Blue Ribbon 1993, Italian

American Cheese Society Blue Ribbon 1987, Smoky Cheddar

Purchasing cheese from the WSU Creamery helps support student employees of Washington State University by providing competitive wages and valuable work experiences. A portion of the revenue from the sale of WSU Creamery products is used for educational support of Food Science students.