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2023 ODI Dairy Products Quality Evaluation

  • Wednesday, November 08, 2023
  • Thursday, November 09, 2023

2023 ODI Dairy Products Quality Evaluation


c/o OSU Food Science and Technology

100 Wiegand Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

DATE: October 2023

TO: Oregon Dairy Industries Member Plants 

FROM: Melanie Hanlon, OSU Dairy Initiative Program Manager


The 2023 ODI Product Quality Evaluation will be judged at the Department of Food Science and Technology in Corvallis, OR on November 8th and 9th. We will evaluate the product categories of fluid milk & cream, cultured dairy products, butter, cheese, and ice cream. Please see detailed descriptions of the categories below. We will be continuing with the Open Cheese category, which is judged similar to the “Best in Show” category at ACS. Submit any cheese type not already available as a category for this class such as parmesan, flavored Gouda, cheese curds, etc. 

NEW THIS YEAR: To better evaluate quality in fluid milk samples we are requesting you send a product at the end of its shelf life within 1 to 3 days of tasting. We will not be evaluating fresh milk samples.

For any questions, please contact Melanie Hanlon at

Product Categories

Fluid Milk, Cream: November 8th

Skim, 2%, Homogenized Half and Half, Chocolate, Eggnog

Cultured Dairy Products: November 8th

Buttermilk, Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese; Plain Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt, Greek Yogurt

Butter and Cheddar Cheese: November 9th

Retail Butter, Score Butter, Cheddar Cheese, Open Cheese 

Ice Cream: November 9th

Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry

Please complete and return the participation form by November 1st, 2023. Participation Forms should be returned to

For Product Evaluation Rules, please click here.

For the Product Evaluation information flyer, click here

ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE RECIEVED BY MONDAY NOVEMBER 6TH . If you will need your product picked up, please communicate directly with Melanie Hanlon.

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