USU Dairy Plant

The dairy products lab at Utah State University has been in operation since 1906 when it was first opened as a small butter production plant. Over the many years since then, the plant has grown tremendously and now provides USU faculty and visiting researchers with the resources needed to conduct cutting-edge dairy research. The facilities are always ready and available for new projects, including scale-up, product development, formulation and other research or manufacturing support. Equipment currently available in the production lab includes:

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  • Pasteurizer
  • Homogenizer
  • Separator
  • 3 Open cheese vats (500# )
  • 2 Sherping enclosed cheese vats (1500# )
  • 1 Kusel draining table
  • Cheese press
  • Cheese grinder
  • Swept surface processed cheese cooker
  • Mozzarella cooker stretcher
  • UHT processor
  • Direct steam injection
  • Plate heat exchanger
  • Milk concentration
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Micro filtration
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Ice Cream Freezer

Famous Aggie Ice Cream, made in the plant from only the finest natural ingredients, is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Also developed and manufactured in the USU dairy plant are a number of specialty cheeses, including Old Juniper Aged Cheddar, Aggiano, a Parmesan-type cheese, Old Ephriam, a processed smoky-Swiss, and Crimson Trail, a processed jalapeno cheddar.

See our website to order these products online!