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Combining Science and Art to Create Added Value

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Helping You Find Solutions to Everyday Challenges

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Bringing Science to Life through Training and Education

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Years of food and product manufacturing expertise to assist you.

The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) offers you the expertise of more than 30 researchers with over 300 years of combined experience in food and dairy manufacturing. Supported by dairy farmer checkoff dollars, CDR is world leading in product development, contract research, troubleshooting for product and process manufacturing, and training services. We're your Doctor on Call for the dairy industry.

Short Courses

The Center for Dairy Research is well known for its science-based short courses and training programs. We proudly carry on the century-old University of Wisconsin tradition of dairy foods education, offering more than 19 public short courses and dozens of customized training programs for cheese, dairy proteins, cultured products, butter, cheese grading, processing, beverages, sensory and more. Call us to discuss your training needs.


Join the CDR Industry Team

Center for Dairy Research Industry Team (CIT) membership provides you early access to our latest dairy research through the CDR Research Forum each fall, preferential scheduling for pilot plant trials and staff assistance, greater access to resource materials, and more. CIT members meet twice a year with CDR staff to hear first hand updates about new programming and resources that CIT members can access at CDR. Membership is composed of organizations from most sectors of the dairy industry, so it also offers great networking opportunities.


Technical Newsletter

The Dairy Pipeline is our quarterly technical newsletter with information about our latest research, solutions to common defect or manufacturing concerns, news about CDR, Sign up to receive this free resource.



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