Marc Bates, Bates Consulting, Inc.

Marc Bates, of Bates Consulting LLC, is semi-retired after a 43 year career in the cheese, dairy and food industries. He managed the Washington State University Creamery for 27 years and has offered Cheesemaking Short Courses on the Pacific Coast in association with major universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California for 28 years. Marc has previously served as a judge for Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Competition, the United States and World Cheese Championships, the American Cheese Society, and the American Dairy Goat Association. He currently resides in Cannon Beach, Oregon.


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