News and Announcements

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 and Workshops:

 

Cheesemaker's Short Course - UW-River Falls | River Falls, WI: February 24-28, 2020

This five-day hands-on course offers instruction on basic dairy chemistry and composition, milk microbiology, starter cultures and the manufacture of a variety of cheeses. This course is suitable for the beginning cheesemaker or anyone interested in gaining more knowledge in cheesemaking technology. Completion of this course will give the student six month's credit toward their apprenticeship requirement for the Wisconsin's cheesemakers license. Topics will include basic cheesemaking process, milk composition, microbiology, dairy cultures, regulations, sanitation, and more. To learn more, visit: https://marketplace.uwrf.edu/collections/dairy-processing-workshops/products/cheesemakers-short-course-february-2020

 

Washington State University's Advanced Cheese Making Short Course | Pullman, WA: February 25-27, 2020

WSU Creamery presents its 34th Advanced Cheese Making Short Course, designed for experienced cheese makers, supervisory, management, quality control and marketing personnel from commercial/industrial plants. Instruction is provided from leaders in the dairy production community. This is an advanced class and it is recommended that you have some experience in cheese making or have attended a basic cheese making class as a prerequisite. To learn more and view the schedule of events, visit: https://creamery.wsu.edu/shortcourse/

 

Making More From Milk Workshop | Madison, WI: March 24-26, 2020

In this course organized by Global Cow and Global Dairy Outreach, attendees will learn about what works (and what doesn't) straight from producers' experiences. To learn more, visit: http://globalcow.com/making-more-from-milk/

 

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

 

Dairy Basics: Fundamentals of Quality & Safety, Penn State Extension | New Holland, PA: April 27, 2020

This one-day workshop covers basic food quality, handling and safety principles. Topics include milk composition, microbiology, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), principles of cleaning and sanitizing, writing procedures, and record keeping. To learn more, visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/dairy-basics-fundamentals-of-quality-safety/event-summary-403bfff54d524eaebe30ad089a739b21.aspx

 

Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Small-Scale Dairy Processors, Penn State Extension | New Holland, PA: April 28, 2020

This one-day workshop reviews FSMA requirements for small-scale processors, and covers dairy hazards, preventive controls, how to conduct a hazard analysis, determine and monitor appropriate controls, and write a recall plan. To learn more, visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/hazard-analysis-preventative-controls-workshop-for-small-scale-dairy-processors/event-summary-f62f4efb6e644b02bf2a42799c3428f4.aspx

 

Preventive Controls for Human Foods -- Dairy Foods Processing, Penn State Extension | University Park, PA: April 20-22, 2020

This three-day course provides training for the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certificate to meet FSMA requirements. This course is customized for dairy foods processors. To learn more, visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/preventive-controls-for-human-foods-dairy-foods-processing/event-summary-d5ef4d8ca0554915b566958fbbc7ff7b.aspx

 

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