The Dairy Download

Sharp Market and Policy Insights from IDFA and Blimling and Associates

As the world’s cheese capital, Wisconsin is home to more than 600 varieties of wheels, sticks, slices, shreds and, of course, curds. Joining the latest episode of The Dairy Download are two guests putting the state’s offerings in coolers across the globe.

First up is Kristine Hansen, author of the Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook. Who are the producers and processors behind Wisconsin dairy? What’s a pizza farm? And how do you make apple pie with a cheddar crust? She dishes the details.

Next is Jen Walsh, chief operating officer with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. From canned cheese to specialty ice cream, she discusses dairy demand and her work keeping the state’s products at the forefront. She also talks about the importance and quality behind that “Proudly Wisconsin” label.

Questions or comments about the show? We want to hear from you. Send a note to dairydownload@idfa.org and your feedback could be included on a future episode.

Today's episode is sponsored by RSM. "At RSM, “We Know Dairy.” With industry recognized and award winning Microsoft solutions from Dynamics 365, Office, Teams, Power BI and more, RSM is your stop for a Dairy focused technology solutions provider. Learn more at digital.rsmus.com."

If your company is interested in sponsoring a block of episodes of The Dairy Download, contact IDFA’s Melissa Lembke at mlembke@idfa.org.

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Witty, fast-moving and stacked with dynamic guests, The Dairy Download offers sharp insights in a neat, 25-minute package. Blimling’s Phil Plourd and Kathleen Wolfley host each episode, leading listeners through a rundown of action in the CME markets and things to watch, while going in depth with guests on consumer, market and policy trends shaping dairy.

Wonks, nerds, data hounds and tech evangelists are welcome. Listeners get the perspectives of various industry experts who can unpack challenging issues in fun and interesting ways.

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