Our new cohort of 19 dairy technology students from Arla Foods, Müller-Wiseman Dairies, Dairy Crest and Glanbia Cheese started their ‘Eden’ journey last week with a trip around the dairies of Yorkshire and Cumbria meeting industry partners and Reaseheath graduates.
Students had the opportunity to get a feel for the variety of products and processes that they will be experiencing as part of their course.
First stop was Arla in Leeds, to see their extensive liquid milk processing site. Next stop was Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, North Yorkshire, to see the wonderful array of cheeses made at this small scale creamery. Students were treated to a fantastic array of samples including Wensleydale cheese with Mango and Ginger, Blue Wensleydale and their extra mature Wensleydale Kit Calvert. After a rather rainy night in Kendal it was on to an artisan cheese producer, Appleby Creamery, where they saw how to make some fantastic sheep’s milk cheese.
The study tour ended at Dairy Crest, Kirkby where students were given an insight into the large-scale production processes of Clover spread. They also caught up with new Eden graduate and Reaseheath alumnus Steve Woods, who gave them all a tour of the factory and an insight into life at Dairy Crest. Steve joined his fellow Eden cohort at this year’s Graduation Ceremony
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