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2018

New iced coffees and ice cream to rev up Blue-White Weekend and beyond
April 19, 2018
Just when you thought things could not get any sweeter at the Penn State Berkey Creamery, the "dynamos of delicious" have done it again, and just in time for the Blue-White Game, April 21. Penn State Berkey Creamery has added two new products to its menu — "Brew and White" iced coffees and "Grilled Stickies" ice cream.
Josephine Wee joins Penn State Department of Food Science
April 6, 2018
The Department of Food Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently welcomed Josephine Wee, a new assistant professor of food microbiology, whose appointment will enhance educational and research programs in food safety and microbiology.
Cocoa bean roasting can preserve both chocolate health benefits, taste
April 5, 2018
Manipulating the temperature and the length of time under which cocoa beans are roasted can simultaneously preserve and even boost the potency of some bioactive and antioxidant compounds while protecting desired sensory aspects of chocolate, according to Penn State researchers.
Food Science Alumna receives Georgia Association Teachers Award
March 27, 2018
The Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences has named Elizabeth Andress, professor of foods and nutrition in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), the organization’s Postsecondary Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year.
Author and chocolatier to visit College of Agricultural Sciences
March 21, 2018
Greg D'Alesandre, vice president of research and development and chocolate "sourcerer" of Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco, will be among the panelists for an in-depth discussion on chocolate research slated for March 29 at Penn State.
Penn State Extension names Molly Kelly enologist
February 23, 2018
Penn State Extension has appointed a new enology extension educator to continue and enhance its support for Pennsylvania's growing wine industry.
Penn State Berkey Creamery unveils packaging makeover
February 22, 2018
If you have been to the Penn State Berkey Creamery recently, you might have noticed some of the ice cream containers are sporting a new look.
Sales of Creamery flavor to support THON, fight against childhood cancer
February 19, 2018
Penn State Berkey Creamery has created a new ice cream flavor, "THON Gold Ribbon Ripple," and it's For The Kids.
Research aims to help cacao producers, chocolate makers boost profits
February 15, 2018
Craft chocolate — made with fine flavor cacao beans and valued for its distinctive flavors and high quality — is gaining a fast following, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at helping bean growers and bar makers benefit from this trend.
Penn State Berkey Creamery stands out in state cheese competition
February 8, 2018
The Penn State Berkey Creamery took home a slice of the glory in the Cheese Competition held during the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg last month