Gain knowledge of the materials and processes used to make cultured dairy products. This 3-day course begins with an overview of cultured product processing, dairy ingredients, and starter cultures. These principles are applied in lectures on the manufacture of buttermilk, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt, Greek-style yogurt, cultured milk drinks, and novel products.
Participants in this three day course will gain knowledge on the operational and regulatory procedures used for pasteurization, with an emphasis on milk. The course begins with a focus on the composition and microbiology of milk to set the stage for the conditions needed for pasteurization and cleaning.
Farmstead and artisan dairy processors and others interested in cheese that take this course will gain knowledge of the materials and processes used to make specialty cheese and learn techniques to improve their business.