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We've moved!

Our new facility (just five minutes away from our previous location) offers our team more than twice the space, giving us the room to best serve our clients. With a dedicated application laboratory, streamlined and expanded shipping and warehouse areas and significantly more production space, we envision many more years of continued service as a preferred supplier to the specialty and artisan dairy industry.

New Address:

Dairy Connection Inc.
2312 Vondron Rd.
Madison, WI 53718


Upcoming Events, Courses and Workshops:

 

Virtual training: Special Educational Series by American Cheese Society | Online: Ongoing; first session May 27, 2020

This four-part series will cover a variety of business and personal-development topics through shared industry knowledge and experiences. These webinars are FREE and open to all, regardless of ACS membership thanks to our partnership with Dairy Connection Inc. To learn more, visit: https://www.dairyconnection.com/ACS-Webinar-Series.html

 

Science of Farmstead Cheese | Online Course: Ongoing

Understand the fundamentals of cheese and milk chemistry with this self-paced online course. Modules include: Cheese, Culture and the Cheesemaker; Milk Chemistry; 10 Steps of Cheesemaking; Starter Culture Technology; Rennet and Coagulation; Salting and Molding; Cheese Aging Chemistry; Cheese Analysis and Evaluation; Course Summary and Next Steps.Cost of this course is $699 (discount available to Vermont Cheese Council members -- contact VCC for the discount code). To learn more about this course, visit: https://vermontcheese.thinkific.com/courses/science-of-farmstead-cheese

 

Virtual training: Artisan Cheese and Sensory Fundamentals Professional Certificate | Online: Four-week course Sept. 2-29, 2020

Presented by the University of Vermont - Continuing and Distance Education, this four-week, four-module program aims to teach participants to: identify types and characteristics of American and international small-batch artisan cheeses; examine the artisan cheesemaking process; evaluate artisan cheeses based on the sensory criteria of texture, aroma, and flavor; assess the professional selling and marketing of artisan small-batch cheeses; identify career pathways in the artisan cheese industry. To learn more, visit: https://learn.uvm.edu/program/certificate-in-artisan-cheesemaking/curriculum/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=cheesemaking&utm_term=ia

 

Virtual training: Environmental Monitoring for Food Safety | Online: Ongoing

Available from North Carolina State University, this eight-hour online course offers training that will help you design and implement an environmental monitoring program (EMP) to improve your food safety program. You will learn alongside virtual dairy processors and apply concepts in the context of a dairy facility. This course is available on-demand and adapts to your undrestanding of the materials. Upon successful completion, students receive a certificate of completion. Regular cost of this course is $225 -- use code DC-Env-Mon to save 75% off now thru February 2021. To learn more, visit: https://foodsafety.ncsu.edu/environmental-monitoring-for-food-safety/

 

Virtual training: Dairy Science and Sanitation | Online: Ongoing

Available from Cornell University, this online self-paced Dairy Science and Sanitation workshop is tailored to dairy processing personnel and is designed to help participants understand the basic principles of dairy science and safety, as well as emphasize dairy processing establishment needs related to dairy sanitation to ensure that proper programs are conducted in their establishments. To learn more, visit: https://dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu/programs/certificate-program/basic-dairy-science-and-sanitation/

 

National Dairy Food Safety Coalition Workshops | Workshops taking place nationwide: Dates vary

The National Dairy Food Safety Coalition's mission is to support artisan dairy producters in their pursuit of reviewing, implementing, and improving their food safety practices. The Coalition provides support for this effort via multiple channels, including workshops designed to help artisans distill food safety regulations and develop specialized food safety plans. In 2020, workshops will take place in New York City, NY; Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; Logan, UT; and Orlando, FL. To learn more and view the current schedule, visit: http://www.dairyfoodsafetycoalition.com/?fbclid=IwAR2tJBJ2IWrs5uUBPLzIGCxPIx-ET3p_0uSCBhRq_VeaCmKJi_GciyiVZac

 

UW Center for Dairy Research Shortcourses | Madison, WI: Ongoing

The University of Wisconsin CDR offers a variety of shortcourses throughout the year. To learn more and view the current schedule, visit: https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourse