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MSU cheese workshop offers insights, guidance

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University, long recognized for making delicious cheese, will conduct a workshop dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and others with their own interest or appreciation for cheeses.

Focusing on small processing industries, the July 28-29 first-of-its-kind workshop will be hosted by MSU’s Extension Service and the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion.

Anna Hood, Extension professor and event organizer, said interest in the workshop has spread beyond the state’s borders. The sessions will appeal to producers of specialty cheese.

Topics to be covered include keeping clean facilities, health inspections, cheese cultures, problem solving and economic feasibility issues. Participants also will learn how to evaluate the body, texture and flavor of cheeses.

Space is limited, so anyone with an interest should register soon. For more information and online registration, go to http://fsnhp.msstate.edu/events/cheese or call Hood at (662) 325-8056. The registration fee is $50 by July 19 and includes course materials, breaks and lunch.

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Writer: Linda Breazeale

Released: June 24, 2010
Contact: Dr. Anna Hood (662) 325-3200