Buttermakers Short Course

June 16-17

☀ Registration is now open.

This course will cover the production of quality butter with an emphasis on flavor, composition and shelf life. Manufacturing and laboratory sessions are designed to illustrate and correct difficulties before they occur. Ideal and usual industry practices will be highlighted. This course will be valuable to buttermakers of all experience levels.

Cost: $725.00 | Location: Babcock Hall, Room 205 | Register On-line & Payment
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the program starts at 8:25 a.m.
Each student should bring the course confirmation to the workshop.

Day 1
» Wisconsin & USDA Regulations
» Micro
» Pasteurization Requirements
» Buttermilk Usage
» Cultured Butter
» Other Processing Steps
» Batch Churns
» Continuous Churns
» Calculations
» Rework

Day 2
» Quality Standards for Cream Used In Butter
» Butter oil and Anhydrous Milk Fat
» Packaging
» Cleaning and Sanitation
» EM Surveillance
» Sensory Analysis
» Butter making in small churns
» Chemistry Lab

Lodging is not included in the registration fee. Make your lodging reservation directly with the hotel/motel you select. As a convenience, each of the following hotels will hold a block of rooms for this course. Rooms will be sold on a first-come basis. Shuttle service is provided at both hotels. Hotel information will be posted soon, please check back.

525 West Johnson Street, 608-251-5511. Special rates: $169 single & double (plus 14.5% taxes). Group rate code: BM1. Cut off date: May 20.

The Madison Concourse Hotel
One West Dayton Street, 800-356-8293. Special rates: $159 single, $169 double (plus 14.5% taxes). Group rate code: Buttermakers SC. Cut off date: May 18th.

The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, Things to do in Madison

You must have a parking pass. Campus parking is restricted. Purchase a daily or half-day parking permit in advance by completing the online ordering form here: or by calling the Special Events Office at 608-262-8683. Please allow two weeks for processing. Inquiries about visitor parking can be sent to: visitor-parking@fpm.wisc.edu

Primary Contact:
Marianne Smukowski
1605 Linden Drive
Email msmuk@cdr.wisc.edu
Registration Contact:
CALS Conference Services
640 Babcock Drive
Phone: 608-263-1672 | Fax: 608-262-5088
Register On-line & Payment