Student-Run Cal Poly Creamery Takes Home 2 National Awards

The Cal Poly Creamery beat some of the nation’s top cheesemakers in an esteemed competition that attempts to find the perfect cheese.

Cal Poly was one of the only colleges to enter the 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, which happened this March in Green Bay, Wisconsin, according to Creamery Operations Manager Tom Johnson.

Facing off against professional competitors, Cal Poly sent in samples of their Smoked Gouda and Grand Gouda (named after Cal Poly’s own Grand Avenue) to be blindly judged based on ideal factors, such as “appearance, flavor, texture, salt level, and yumminess,” Johnson said.

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