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CDR provides short courses to enhance many dairy-related skillsets.

Cheese

Cheesemaking 101
Processed Cheese
Cheese Technology
Master Artisan course
Cheese Grading

Dairy Proteins

Dairy Protein Beverages
Dairy Ingredient Applications

Butter

Butter Manufacturing
Buttermakers Apprenticeship
Buttermakers license prep course

Processing

Certificate in Dairy Processing
Dairy Ingredient Manufacturing

Cultured Dairy Products

Cultured Dairy Products

Food Safety (HACCP) Workshop

Food Safety (HACCP) Workshop

Short Courses

CDR offers more than 20 short courses for dairy employees each year. With more than 1100 dairy professionals attending our courses from around the globe, the impact is real, as more than 85% of all US Cheese Championship Contest winners and 56% of the World Cheese Championship winners have graduated from CDR short courses.

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Customized Trainings

Considering a customized training course for your staff? CDR experts are here to help. From cheese grading to understanding cultured products; from preparing staff to take the cheesemakers license exam to training your non technical staff on the basics of cheese and dairy manufacturing, we can provide options to meet your needs.

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Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® Program

A unique opportunity for higher education

Established in collaboration with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® Program provides a unique learning opportunity for experienced Wisconsin cheesemakers. It is the only program of its kind in the United States.

Education Contact

Communications, Master Cheesemaker

Joanne Gauthier

Senior Outreach Specialist

608-695-9729

Cheese/Butter/Graders License

Where do I find information on how to obtain my license?

In Wisconsin, all cheese and butter makers as well as cheese graders must obtain their license from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP). A list of requirements for each license can be found on the WDATCP website.

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