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August 27, 2015

John Hayes, associate professor of food science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and director of Penn State's Sensory Evaluation Center, received the Young Investigator Award at the Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

August 18, 2015

Strawberry cheesecake with graham cracker crust, the runner-up in this summer’s pick-the-anniversary-flavor contest, is now available at the Penn State Berkey Creamery.

August 11, 2015

Serge Delrot, professor of plant physiology and director of the Joint Research Unit for Ecophysiology and Grape Functional Genomics at France's University of Bordeaux, will give a free, public presentation about the science and history of winemaking in his region.

July 22, 2015

Americans are eating more cheese than ever before, says Kerry Kaylegian, Penn State dairy foods research & extension associate, but in recent years Americans have developed a taste for artisanal cheeses that offer more distinctive and nuanced flavors than the standard varieties of a decade or two ago.

July 17, 2015

Believed to be the oldest continuing education course in the United States, the Ice Cream Short Course traces its roots to 1892, when the then-School of Agriculture at the Pennsylvania State College began to offer a class in dairy manufacturing during the winter, when farmers had less field work and could be spared away from their farms. By 1925, ice cream had become so popular that the college created a separate course devoted exclusively to the subject.

July 14, 2015

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Penn State Berkey Creamery attempted to set a new record for cones and bowls served during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts weekend. The official tally of 16,270 -- served July 10, 11 and 12 -- was calculated today (July 13). This surpasses the previous record by more than 1,000 cones and bowls served.

July 9, 2015

The celebration of the Penn State Berkey Creamery’s 150th anniversary kicks into high gear with the start of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts at the University Park campus and downtown State College.

July 9, 2015

As Birthday Cake makes its debut as the 150th anniversary flavor at the Creamery this week, Tom Palchak, who has served as manager for more than 20 years, gave some insight on the decision making behind a new ice cream.

July 6, 2015

From attending interesting meetings to writing company newsletters to approving product sales, Paige Smoyer found that working as a food safety intern was a fast-paced and intriguing experience.

June 18, 2015

Addressing a problem revealed a few years ago by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State Extension will test a food safety training program for farmers market vendors in select cities across Pennsylvania this summer.

June 12, 2015

A new endowment in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will leave a good taste in the mouths of graduate students studying one particular aspect of food science. Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science, has pledged a total of $25,000 to establish the John and Jane Ziegler Graduate Award in Sensory Science.

June 4, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives sent birthday wishes to Berkey Creamery today (June 4) in the form of a proclamation on the House floor.

June 4, 2015

A doctoral degree candidate in the College of Agricultural Sciences recently received a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to fund her innovative dissertation research.desensitization in humans."

May 29, 2015

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Kerry Kaylegian was fond of cheese. That changed during a trip to New York City when she was 14, and she developed a passion for cheese. Now a dairy research and extension associate in the Department of Food Science at Penn State, Kaylegian has built a national reputation as a judge in cheese competitions.

May 22, 2015

Our historic photo this week shows a glimpse inside the first salesroom of the University Creamery, located on the second floor of Borland Laboratory on the University Park campus, in 1956. This Sunday, May 24, the Penn State Berkey Creamery will kick off festivities celebrating 150 years of service with an opportunity for fans to vote for their favorite ice cream from among three celebration-themed flavors.

May 19, 2015

The 2015 City Lights series, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, offers inspiring performances, engaging cultural events and enlightening educational programs hosted in metro areas where many Penn Staters live and work.

May 19, 2015

The Penn State Berkey Creamery is commemorating 150 years of service and will kick off its anniversary festivities on May 24. The celebration will last through the end of the year.

April 29, 2015

Research into anti-cancer compounds gives whole new meaning to the phrase "eat healthy."

April 27, 2015

"The basis of all frozen desserts is sugar syrup containing various characterizing ingredients and flavors," says Bob Roberts, head of Penn State's Food Science department. "When only a flavor -- and no dairy -- is added to the sugar syrup, the product is commonly referred to as a water ice, also known as Italian ice or sorbet." Adding a bit of milk makes the product a sherbet. "Further fortifying the product with some cream and condensed or powdered milk to deliver at least ten percent fat results in the product we know and love as ice cream."