WSU Creamery, Cougar Gold cheese to be featured on Rachael Ray Show

WSU Creamery, Cougar Gold cheese

Students in Washington State University’s creamery, along with their popular Cougar Gold cheese, will be featured on Monday’s episode of the Rachael Ray Show.

The show will highlight how students use milk from the university’s Knott Dairy Center, and other sources, to make cheese.

According to a release from WSU, Ray and the show’s producers were inspired to feature the university’s cheese-making process after a friend sent Ray a surprise gift of Cougar Gold.

The creamery has been operating for more than 70 years. It produces more than 250,000 cans of cheese and 22,000 gallons of ice cream annually. It also provides work, learning opportunities and financial support to students and university operations.

“I’m excited that Rachel Ray chose to showcase the behind-the-scenes work by students and staff to make the Cougar cheese and ice cream that customers have come to know and love,” said creamery manager John Haugen. “Our student employees work hard, between their classes, to make and sell high-quality products that start with students at the WSU dairy. But the result we’re most proud of are our student employees, who receive practical experience as part of their education.”

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