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Mellisa Houfe

Research Cheesemaker, Cheese & Processing Groups

Mellisa is a licensed buttermaker, cheesemaker and actively involved as the 5th generation on her family’s dairy farm in southern Wisconsin. She also has years of experience in the dairy industry as well as an associate of science degree from MATC in the biotechnology laboratory technician program. Mellisa earned an undergraduate degree in dairy science from UW–Madison and, as a student, worked as a cheese processing technician in Babcock Hall. At CDR, Mellisa assists with the operations of the pilot plant, guiding research and helping with special projects. She is excited to use her diverse skills to assist and grow the dairy industry.