The Center for Dairy Research is proud to serve as a technical resource for the dairy industry as well as industry magazines and newspapers. In particular, our director, John Lucey Ph.D, is honored to serve as a guest columnist for Cheese Market News® and Dairy Foods®. These columns provide a unique platform for Dr. Lucey to share the Center's research expertise and knowledge with the industry. The Director's Corner has been created to help industry to easily link to these columns and stay up-to-date on the latest from the Center. We welcome you to read through these columns and encourage you to check back.

John A. Lucey, Director of CDR, Professor of Food Science
John has a Ph.D in Food Science and more than 20 years of research experience. He previously worked in Ireland, the Netherlands and New Zealand. As CDR Director he provides leadership to CDR staff to help CDR move forward and live up to its reputation as a world-class research center focused on applications, outreach and education. He is also a professor in the Food Science department and conducts research on the functionality of dairy foods. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters. | email

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | Extending cheese shelf life

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | Developing and supporting today’s dairy workforce

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | Marketing a new world of dairy

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | Wisconsin dairy is ripe for innovation

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | The next big thing: process improvement opportunities

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | Building a bright dairy future

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | The future of dairy ingredients

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | Cheese is a healthy food

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | What is driving the growth in milk protein?

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | The future of dairy ingredients

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | The Use of Microfiltered Milk in Standardized Cheese

Guest Columns Perspective: Research | The Changing Face of Whey

Guest Columns Perspective: Industry Innovation | Dairy beverages: A focus on the consumer

Guest Columns Perspective: Industry Issues | Dairy Product Quality and Biofilms

Guest Columns Perspective: Industry Innovation | U.S. Industry Must Collaborate to Provide Dairy Research Funding

Guest Columns Perspective: Industry Innovation | Raw Milk: Risk vs. Benefit

Guest Columns Perspective: Industry Innovation | The Unique Benefits of Dairy

Guest Columns Perspective: Industry Innovation | Changing Paradigm in the Role of Universities

Guest Columns Perspective: Cheese Lineage | Aspects of Most Cheese Types Trace Back Through Multiple Countries

Guest Columns Perspective: Industry Innovation | New Babcock Hall Will Host Space for Cheese Ripening Exploration

Dairy Foods® Columnists » The dairy industry's brightest minds share their expert opinion and advice.

Dairy Foods Columnists | Don't give up on cottage cheese

Dairy Foods Columnists | The pros and cons of high-heat treatments

Dairy Foods Columnists | Creating the next generation of cheeses

Dairy Foods Columnists | Avoid top food safety issues in cheese plants

Dairy Foods Columnists | High-pressure processing could benefit cheese

Dairy Foods Columnists | The secret to good aged cheese: Follow these tips to produce consistent, quality aged cheese

Dairy Foods Columnists | Optimize cheesemaking via quality-minded in-plant practices: Quality-minded in-plant practices are key to more consistent, high-quality cheese

Dairy Foods Columnists | A collaborative effort to help small dairy manufacturers meet safety guidelines: A recently launched Wisconsin food safety program is designed to help small artisan dairy manufacturers meet FSMA guidelines

Dairy Foods Columnists | Dairy industry need to step up sustainability efforts: The dairy industry is committed to reducing its environmental impacts, but it could do more

Dairy Foods Columnists | Flavored cheeses add distinction and generate interest: But there are several factors to consider when producing cheeses that include flavor inclusions.

Dairy Foods Columnists | The evolving microbiology of cheese: New technology, like next-generation sequencing, is leading the way for a new generation of cheesemaking.

Dairy Foods Columnists | Reducing safety risks in dairy products: The industry is focusing on developing new processes and technologies that have a significant impact on safety but a minimal impact on the product.

Dairy Foods Columnists | How to avoid color defects in cheese: It’s important to understand the cause of visual defects that can occur with cheese and use appropriate preventative methods.

Dairy Foods Columnists | Understanding the basics: Techniques to attain a high cheese yield

Dairy Foods Columnists | Understand the basics of Latin American cheese: The Latin American cheese market is growing. It’s important for cheesemakers to know the three distinct styles: fresh, melting and grating of these unique cheeses.

Dairy Foods Columnists | Dairy innovations highlight exciting possibilities: Research centers from all over are developing innovative application projects and new technologies that help us to better understand complex dairy products.

Dairy Foods Columnists | In the case of eyes in cheese, size matters | Cheesemakers need to understand fermentation and gas development to avoid defects in their cheese or when they want to create the right number and size of eyes in certain cheeses.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | How to maximize cheese shelf life to extend the shelf life of cheese, you must understand all the issues that affect its viability.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | Powders and retentates can increase cheese yield understand the benefits and drawbacks in using NFDM and membrane filtration retentates in cheesemaking.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | Flavored cheeses spice up the cheese market to gain a slice of the billion-dollar flavored-cheese market, add flavors or inclusions. But watch out for issues like contamination, allergens and undesirable flavor profiles due to aging.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | The affects of reducing sodium in cheese modifying the salt content in cheese can be a difficult task. Many methods show promise, but there are always pros and cons to consider.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | The secret to great processed cheese is knowing what to measure by harnessing the knowledge gained by measuring intact casein and bound calcium, a cheesemaker can better determine the texture and performance of the end product.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | How to avoid crystals in cheese while considered to be a major defect in some cheeses, crystals can be a desired attribute in certain aged products.

Dairy Foods Columnists | The balancing act in making process cheese when sodium salts are reduced in a cheese product, the pH and moisture content should be adjusted as well.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | Make a better-tasting, low-fat cheddar rather than calling them low-fat cheddars, describe them as high in protein, much like Greek yogurt makers compare themselves to traditional yogurt.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | Food processors look for natural cheese it is estimated that 70% of all cheese used in processing channels is natural. The key varieties are Cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese and hard Italian cheeses.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | Many roads lead to sodium reduction in cheese products

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview| In exports, one size (or cheese) does not fit all

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | The cheese of the future cheese manufacturers and their suppliers will develop more pronounced flavors. They’ll use waterless mozzarella cookers and make cheeses entirely in their retail containers.

Dairy Foods Columnists Preview | Technology is creating new dairy products advances in membrane technology, microbiological techniques and analytical testing help the dairy industry produce new products, improve processing efficiency and gain greater control over manufacturing processes.

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