Short Courses in California

CDIC, in collaboration with its academic partners, schedules short courses throughout the year. These short courses are a unique opportunity for hands-on training and require no pre-requisites. They may be attended by technical and marketing staff, leadership teams, as well as current and future entrepreneurs.

CDIC and its academic partners also schedule annual conferences to showcase innovation, manufacturing, and marketing opportunities.  These conferences are for dairy industry leaders, professionals, associated industries, and professionals in the dairy industry operations, R&D, QA, marketing and regulatory affairs.  It’s a great opportunity to facilitate dialogue, identify new opportunities and resolutions to barriers faced by the industry.

For the schedule of upcoming Short Courses: CDIC Training Events 2024 jan 4 update

On-line Training Hub

On-line training and hybrid courses will soon be available. While we are scaling-up capacity to offer local and regional programs, the following resources will be helpful.

Hispanic and Mediterranean Cheeses

Dairy Product Technology Center, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

This 2 day course will include a review of milk characteristics, learning about the major types of Hispanic & Mediterranean cheeses, & understanding basic microbiology & food safety.  Practice will […]

Advanced Unit Operations & “Dairy Economics”

Dairy Product Technology Center, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

A  2 day course with expert lecturers and pilot plant demonstrations. Course program will be available soon.  For course registration information please visit this website: https://calpoly.irisregistration.com/Site/CP-Dairy-May-2024

Advanced Cheesemaking

Dairy Product Technology Center, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

A 2 day course in the CalPoly creamery.  It will provide instruction on fundamentals of milk and cheesemaking processes.  It will also feature the practical manufacturing of farmers, Gouda & […]