Collegiate dairy products contest comes to Chicago
The International Dairy Foods Association said the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest 2013 will be held Nov. 3 to 4, in conjunction with the International Dairy Show, which will take place Nov. 3 to 6, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Dairy food technology students from around the country will test the quality of their sensory skills. The contest, which began in 1916, represents the culmination of student training by college professors who are experts in dairy product evaluation.
Industry experts will evaluate 2% fluid milk, butter, Cheddar cheese, vanilla ice cream, cottage cheese and strawberry-flavored Swiss-style yogurt. Then the students use their method-honed sensory skills and standardized scorecards to evaluate the quality of the products. Teams and individuals that score closest to the expert evaluations are honored with awards.
This year, the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest Board of Directors will offer travel stipends to all teams in the contest.