Degree option supports growth of fermentation industries

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – From beer and pickles to cider and cheese, U.S. food industries that rely on fermentation are proliferating – and so is the need for an appropriately skilled workforce. Starting in the fall, Washington State University will offer classes in fermentation science […]

Cougar Gold puzzles Obama press corp

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Oldest Cougar Gold cracked open, still tasty

Al Howell and Russ Savadalena (l-r) with 23-year old Cougar Gold cheese, cracked open on Aug. 12, 2010 at Ferdinand’s Creamery. Photo by Tim Marsh, WSU Today       Related Fall 2010 Washington State magazine – W19: The secret to Cougar Gold Cheese 08-18-10 Wall Street Journal – Cougar Gold puzzles Obama press corp […]

Creation of Cougar Gold

PULLMAN — The year was 1940 and N. S. Golding was in the Washington State College creamery surrounded by a group of dairy science students. Crowding near, the young men strained to follow as Golding described the intricacies of cheese-making…   “Golding was English and had a habit of talking with a pencil in his […]

Cheesemaker, mentor, agent for change

Christina Alexandre-Zeoli is passionate about her work, and understandably so. She has worked as the principal cheesemaker for the WSU creamery, making the famous Cougar Gold, American cheddars and Viking cheeses. “I love what I do; it’s my passion,” she said. “To see all the cheese lined up in the cooler, I think, ‘I’m part […]

WSU cheese wins gold in world competition

Cougar Gold, Washington State University’s famous white, sharp, cheddar cheese, earned a Gold Award at the prestigious 2006 World Cheese Awards in London this past June.Cougar Gold was one of four cheeses in its class to earn Gold Awards. Nine cheeses were entered. “The prestige of winning gold at the World Cheese Awards is close […]