Tonya Schoenfuss, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Schoenfuss is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. Her research focuses on cheese and dairy product health attributes and innovations, and she teaches Food Quality, Food Product Development and Dairy Product Chemistry and Technology courses. Her interest in this field stems from raising dairy goats in 4-H. She is also an active dairy product judge for the Upper Midwest Dairy Industries Association, The North Central Cheese Industry Association, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the American Cheese Society and the National Ice Cream Retailers Association. She recently revived the collegiate dairy product judging team at the University of Minnesota and they compete in regional and national dairy product judging competitions.