This holiday season, large numbers of Washington State University alumni and cheese connoisseurs are ordering boxes of famed Cougar Gold cheddar cheese produced at the WSU Creamery, Spokane’s Spokesman-Review newspaper reported in an article published this week.
The WSU Creamy will ship about 50,000 boxes of the popular white cheddar with the crumbly texture to eager cheese lovers across the country, the newspaper reported.
The recipe for Cougar Gold was developed about 60 years ago by WSU Professor N.S. Golding while conducting research on how to produce a white cheddar that would ripen in a can.
The WSU Creamery employs up to 75 workers at various times of the year. Profits from sales of Cougar Gold cheese support scholarships and work at WSU’s School of Food Science, the Spokesman-Review reported.