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: Upcoming Training Events 2024

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.

Dairy Foods Technology 101

The Key Room 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, United States

A comprehensive introduction to dairy products and technology.  Experts in the field will share their expertise on dairy product standards, dairy food safety, cheese mfg. technology, and more.  An ideal course […]

Yogurts, Fermented Milks & Probiotic Dairy Products

UC Davis, Theater of the Sensory Building Davis, CA, United States

Learn about health benefits & product innovation.  Participate in one & 1/2 days of expert speakers who will share opportunities, trends, processing information and product showcasing. Program: Yogurts and Fermented […]

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 & […]