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Basic-Plus Cheese Making Short Course

February 5 – 7, 2019
WSU NW Research & Extension Center
Mount Vernon, WA
Early Registration Fee: $570.00
Late Registration Fee: $620.00

A late fee of $50 will be applied to registration made within 2 weeks of the event.

This 3-day offering is intended for the beginning cheese maker who is serious about pursuing cheese making as a business activity at the farmstead or artisan level. Avid hobbyist & enthusiasts welcome too!

Course Location:
WSU Mt. Vernon
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

The program generally includes:

  • Opportunities and challenges for the Small Scale Cheese Maker
  • Milk sources, composition and quality
  • Steps of the cheese making process
  • Acidity testing and measurements
  • Cheese cultures and enzymes
  • Cheese evaluation
  • Hands on cheese making activity
  • Sanitation
  • Field trip to licensed cheese making facilities

The 2019 Proposed Basic Plus Cheese Making Agenda is available for your reference.


We accept Visa, MasterCard, or checks.  All payments must be received prior to the start of the course.  Please make sure that all checks are made payable to Washington State University, Basic Plus 3500 and mailed to WSU Creamery, PO Box 646392, Pullman, WA 99164-6392.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations can be made until December 30, 2018.  The registration fee, less $100 will be refunded to you if you cancel prior to December 30, 2018.  After December 30, 2018, no refunds will be made for cancellations.  Substitutions are acceptable at any time.

Reasonable accommodations for individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act are available upon request.  If accommodation is NOT requested 10 days in advance, we cannot guarantee availability onsite.  Request should be sent to Marc Bates, or 509-595-8652.

There are many possible lodging options for you in Mt. Vernon.  We have a list of hotels and motels for you to view.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!
WSU Creamery –
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