CDR provides short courses to enhance many dairy-related skillsets.
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.SEE SHORT COURSES
Dairy Protein Beverages
Dairy Ingredient Applications
Buttermakers License Apprenticeship
Certificate in Dairy Processing
Dairy Ingredient Manufacturing
Cultured Dairy Products
Food Safety (HACCP)
Dairy Food Fraud
Take a Tour of CDR’s New Auditorium and Training Lab
Take a Tour of CDR’s New Applications Lab
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.LEARN MORE
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.
Cheese, Butter, or Graders Licenses
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.