Dairy and Meat Salesroom
*Please note that due to University closures, the Salesroom will not reopen until further notice (Updated 9/1/20)*
The Dairy and Meat Salesroom sells dairy products made in the Pilot Plant in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, as well as meat products from the Meat Lab.
The salesroom is open to the public on Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. Cash and credit cards are accepted; sorry, we cannot accept checks.
Due to construction in the ABLMS building, the store will relocate to the Food Science and Nutrition building, room 1 starting on May 1, 2019. The address is 1334 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul. The store is most easily accessed through the south entrance of the building off of Commonwealth Avenue.
Items sold are produced in our state certified dairy plant by students, faculty and staff. The products are made during classes and research projects, or are produced during breaks as a way to fund research and maintenance of the facility.
The University of Minnesota has a rich history of dairy product research that goes back to the early 1900's. Researchers here were instrumental in developing procedures for making blue cheese in the United States, and cheeses were aged in caves on the Mississippi River in St. Paul. All the cheeses are now aged here, but we are still using the procedures developed by these early pioneers.
Be sure to try Minnesota Blue Cheese, and Nuworld Cheese, a white "blue" cheese invented here and made from a white strain of mold. Other popular items include Nuworld spread, gouda, aged cheddar, various herb flavored cheeses and ice cream. Ice cream is sold in 1.75 quarts and pints and frozen yogurt is sold in quarts and pints. Availability and prices vary.
University departments may make purchases with an EFS number. Significant advance notice is helpful. Contact Jodi Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ray Miller (email@example.com) or call 612-624-7776 for more information.