The Cal Poly Creamery Is Changing Things Up, And It Tastes Good

Blue plastic booties cover my shoes, I’ve got a white lab coat on, and my curls are tucked haphazardly into a hairnet.

This is the glamorous life of a journalist. I know you’re not jealous yet, but you will be. I’m touring the Cal Poly Dairy Innovation Center on May 16, and I’ve already eaten some deliciously nutty Gouda. See? I’m really only here for the cheese—the hygienic outfit is just a major plus to the trip.

Cal Poly Creamery Operations Manager Thomas Johnson points out the back window at a small tanker truck.

“This truck has been carrying milk across the parking lot for something like 40 years,” Johnson says with a laugh. “It barely runs anymore.”

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