Dairy Products Evaluation Team sees success at national competition

The MU Dairy Products Evaluation Team competed in the National Dairy Products Evaluation contest on April 16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Members of the team are undergraduates Vanessa Holtmeyer (senior, food science and nutrition), Allie Medows (junior, agriculture), Kevin Trieu (senior, food science and nutrition), and Abigail Wagner (senior,food science and nutrition); and doctoral student Jhongyan (Jack) Huang (food and hospitality systems). The team is coached by Rick Linhardt.

Team Placements:

  • 3rd in Butter
  • 4th in Cheddar Cheese
  • 2nd in Cottage Cheese
  • 4th in Ice Cream
  • 1st in Milk
  • 4th in Yogurt
  • 2nd in All Products


  • Butter
    • Allie Medows – 3rd
    • Vanessa Holtmeyer – 4th
  • Cottage Cheese
    • Abigail Wagner- 3rd
  • Milk
    • Kevin Trieu – 3rd 
  • Yogurt
    • Allie Medows – 2nd
  • All Products
    • Kevin Trieu – 1st

Graduate Student:

  • Jhongyan (Jack) Huang
    • 3rd in Cottage Cheese
    • 4th in Yogurt