Thursday, May 21, 2015

Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest: Classes May Be Off For the Summer, but the Dairy Product Judges Continue to Train
The Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest will take place on September 15, 2015, at the International Dairy Show in Chicago. It represents the culmination of student training by college professors who are experts in dairy product evaluation. A group of industry experts select the six products to be judged in each of the six categories and they evaluate them using the same attributes and scoring values taught by the coaches.

The six dairy products evaluated are: 2% fluid milk, butter, cheddar cheese, vanilla ice cream, cottage cheese and strawberry-flavored Swiss-style yogurt. During the competition, the students utilize sensory skills to evaluate the quality of the product. Teams and individuals to score closest to the expert evaluations are honored with awards.

This is an annual contest among approximately 50 to 100 college students who are predominately majoring in food processing. Students typically train on the sensory aspects of dairy products for eight weeks to more than a year to prepare for the contest. As you can imagine, these students need a high level of commitment and are usually high performers within their programs. This is just one of the great reasons to get your company name out in front of these future leaders.

You can learn more about the contest by linking HERE.
To learn about sponsorships, which is how this nearly 100-year-old contest continues, by linking HERE.

Happy Summer!

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