|IMPA competition chair Alan Reed (left) awards the first-prize check to Brigham Young University students Aaron Andersen, Jonathan Kershaw, Marshall Dunn, Eric Engstrom and Cameron White with advisors Lynn Ogden and Mike Dunn.|
A team of students from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, won the top prize ($10,000) in a food development competition. Their winning food is a heat-and-serve cheese-based appetizer called Cheese Squared. The outer shell of 100% aged cheese encases cream cheese filling with added spices.
The four-year-old Idaho Dairy Product Development competition is jointly sponsored by the United Dairymen of Idaho, Meridian, and the Idaho Milk Processors Association, Twin Falls.
Product development teams made up of students from five dairy schools competed for more than $20,000 in prize money. The foods were introduced at the annual meeting of IMPA, which was held in Sun Valley, Idaho in August.
Other winners were: