16th Annual Dairy Science and Technology Basics
for the Farmstead/Artisan Cheesemaker
September 17-20, 2013 : $725 (if registered by August 30, 2013)Basics of quality cheese manufacture with emphasis on artisan/farmstead cheese manufacture. Includes 1 day of hands-on cheese making activities, cheese sensory evaluation, and other considerations in starting a small scale cheese making business.
Cal Poly Dairy Products Technology Center
Dairy Products Technology Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Who Should Attend
Dairy farmers or those interested in learning the applied science and technology basics needed to understand and produce high quality farmstead cheeses. No previous cheese making experience required.
Approximately 2.5 days of classroom-style instruction & discussion, and 1.5 days of hands-on cheese manufacture and cheese sampling.
- Overview of the world of cheese
- Basic chemistry, microbiology and other scientific concepts
- Milk composition and milk quality and their importance in cheese manufacture
- Other ingredients and their function in cheese manufacture
- Key underlying principles in cheese manufacture
- Unit operations in conversion of milk to cheese
- Equipment, plant layout, and sanitation considerations in cheese making
- Modifications in basic cheese manufacture to make other cheese varieties
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Enrollment will be limited to the first 35 registrants. Registration requests received after the first 35 will be placed on a waiting list. Because of the popularity of this course, we suggest you confirm your registration before making any travel arrangements. Registration fee includes a comprehensive course syllabus, refreshment breaks and lunches for all four days of the course, and a wine and cheese reception. In the event of insufficient enrollment, Cal Poly reserves the right to cancel the course and provide a full refund to registrants.
$725.00 if registered by September 3, 2013
$775.00 if registered after September 3, 2013
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Quality Suites offers a discounted rate of $115.00 per night for both single and double occupancy, and includes a full cook-to-order breakfast. The hotel will honor this discount for reservations made at least four weeks prior to the course. To receive this special rate, let them know you are with Cal Poly DPTC and the name of the short course.
1631 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA, US, 93401
Phone: (805) 541-5001
Further information regarding lodging and visiting the San Luis Obispo area can be obtained from the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce at (805)781-2777 or visit their web site: www.visitslo.com.
Cancellations, and Refunds
Registrants receive a full refund who cancel by phone at least two weeks prior to the first day of the course (less a $75 service charge). No refund will be given to registrants who cancel less than two weeks prior to the first day of the course.
In the event of insufficient enrollment, DPTC reserves the right to cancel the course and provide a full refund to registrants.
For Further Information Contact
Dr. Phillip S. Tong (805) 756-6102
Laurie Jacobson (805) 305-5056