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Advanced Cheese Making Short Course

 34th Advanced Cheese Making Short Course

February 25-27, 2020
Pullman, WA
Registration is now live!
Early Fee by January 24, 2020: $740.00
Late Fee after January 24, 2020: $790.00


Since 1986, the WSU Creamery has been presenting the Cheese Making Short Course. This course is designed for experienced cheese makers, supervisory, management, quality control and marketing personnel from commercial/industrial plants. Instruction is provided from leaders in the dairy production community. This is an advanced class and it is recommended that you have some experience in cheese making or have attended a basic cheese making class as a prerequisite.

Course Locations:
February 25-27, 2020
Holiday Inn Express
1190 SE Bishop Blvd
Pullman, WA 99163

February 27, 2020
WSU Creamery – Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe
2035 NE Ferdinand’s Lane
Pullman, WA 99164

The program generally includes:

  • Filtration technology
  • Cheese yield
  • Sanitation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Milk composition
  • Food Pathogens
  • Cheese cultures
  • Quality Issues
  • How cheese making process steps affect flavor, body and texture
  • Protecting your product
  • Cheddar, Italian and Continental cheeses
  • One full day of hands-on cheese making at the WSU Creamery

2020 Tentative Agenda is available for viewing.

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 34th Advanced 3500 and mailed to WSU Creamery, PO Box 646392, Pullman, WA 99164-6392.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations can be made until January 24, 2020.  The registration fee, less $200 will be refunded to you if you cancel up until January 24, 2020.  After January 24, 2020 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 Cathy Blood by email or 509-335-2845.

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express
1190 SE Bishop Blvd
Pullman, WA 99163
Learn more about Holiday Inn Express and available room block.

Standard Double Queen or Standard King is $115.00 plus tax. Please call before January 24, 2020 and indicate you are with the WSU 2019 Cheese Making Short Course to receive block rate.

Area Lodging with No Block:

Quality Inn Paradise Creek
1400 South East Bishop Boulevard
Pullman, WA 99163

Hilltop Inn & Restaurant
928 NW Olsen Street
Pullman, WA 99163

Residence Inn by Marriott Pullman
1255 NE North Fairway Dr
Pullman WA 99163

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Washington State University Creamery
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