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Cheese Grading

This one day course will focus specifically on Cheddar and Mozzarella grading in accordance with USDA standards. USDA experts will discuss the USDA standards for grade, cheese defects as well as hands-on exercises with defective cheeses.

Overview

This one day course will focus specifically on Cheddar and Mozzarella grading in accordance with USDA standards. USDA experts will discuss the USDA standards for grade, cheese defects as well as hands-on exercises with defective cheeses. This is an opportunity to compare and calibrate your skills with actual federal graders. It is designed for people who currently grade or would like to learn how to grade cheese.

Agenda

Day 1:
  • Welcome and Introductions 
  • Basic Principles of Sensory
  • USDA standards for grades
  • Grading process vs. judging
  • Common cheese defects
  • USDA grading of cheddar cheese
  • USDA grading of mozzarella

Fees

  • Tuition is $300
  • Limited to the first 30 participants

Course Dates

  • No courses scheduled at this time

Course Contact

Louise Felker
Program Coordinator
607-255-7098
lmf226 [at] cornell.edu ()