Mini-dairy plant to boost boutique fermentation industry

Mini-dairy plant to boost boutique fermentation industry

New Mini Dairy pilot plant will allow product development research in the field of dairy fermentation.

Virginia Tech and TESSA Dairy Machinery have entered into an agreement to bring the Israel-based company's Mini Dairy to the university’s pilot plant.

With more consumers seeking locally sourced dairy products, the location of a Mini Dairy at the university will enable collaborations with students and researchers, a move that will help the dairy fermentation industry grow in Virginia and beyond.

The agreement is another in a series of steps the university’s department of foo

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