Grant Happy Hour

Bring some cheese and the beverage of your choice, and we will come together over Zoom to talk through the objectives in our USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant. If you would like to read up on the grant objectives and proposed events, head to the bottom of our website's Resources page to check out a detailed […]

WSU Creamery: Advanced Cheese Making Short Course

Since 1986, the WSU Creamery has been presenting the Cheese Making Short Course. This course is 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 […]


WSU Creamery: Pasteurization Workshop

This 3-day class on pasteurization covers vat, basic HTST systems, and on the 3rd day HHST. Additional discussions on magnetic flow timed systems and systems with auxiliary equipment are included. Hands-on activities are conducted in the WSU Creamery Facilities. Course is suggested for plant operators, maintenance personnel, quality personnel, management and suppliers to the industry. […]


GMP and Food Safety Annual Refresher Training

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) resulted in the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule. This rule requires that all workers employed by a food company must be qualified individuals. To be a qualified individual each employee must receive annual training in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. The rule also uses the […]


PCQI Training

Appel Farms Cheese Shop 6605 Northwest Dr, Ferndale, WA

Preventive Controls for Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Training Three-day (20 hours) training June 22, 2022 (9 am - 4:30 pm), June 23, 2022 (9 am - 4:30 pm), and June 24, 2022 (9 am - 4:30 pm) Appel Farms Cheese Shop 6605 Northwest Dr, Ferndale, WA 98248 The class is being offered […]

Meet the Cheesemakers: Thurston County

Olympia Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA

WASCA is proud to present the first event in a series of "Meet the Cheesemakers" seminars to be held around the state. This talk will feature a panel discussion with cheesemakers and a guided tasting of some of their cheeses. Following the 90-minute seminar, we will have a 30-minute meet-and-greet session with the cheesemakers. Our […]