Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation team members win awards at contest

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences took first place in the yogurt category of the 95th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, held April 12 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team of Ellie (Xiaoqing) Tan, Jennifer (Yue) Huang and Shu-wei Huang also placed third in butter, third in cottage cheese, third in vanilla ice cream and fourth in the all products category.

In addition, Tan placed second in cottage cheese, third in yogurt, third in butter and fourth in all products, while Jennifer Huang placed second in yogurt and sixth in all products. The team is coached by Kerry Kaylegian, dairy foods research and extension associate.

The contest was held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference, sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Teams from 14 universities competed in six product categories — yogurt, butter, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, vanilla ice cream and strawberry yogurt, plus awards for the all products placings.

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Last Updated May 10, 2017