Along with the Creamery store, individual areas for the processing of fluid milk and the manufacture of sour cream, various cheeses, and the famous ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sherbet also call the new location home. A quality-control lab, refrigeration equipment, office space, and dry storage areas occupy part of this space.
Its modern processing equipment enables the Creamery to serve as a laboratory for food science faculty and students conducting dairy research and for dairy industry professionals testing solutions to technical problems. Researchers use the Creamery's facilities to study the effects of processing and storage on a dairy product's microbiological makeup, nutritional value, and flavor.
Here we have a receiving bay where the milk is shipped to us in tankers. The lab tests the milk from the tanker before it goes into the holding tank. Once we have received the okay from the lab, the milk is processed and sent to various locations to produce numerous products to be consumed on campus, sold from the store and via the Internet.
Learn more about this facility and the Creamery store at the Berkey Creamery Web site.