- Agronomic: other, grass (misc. perennial), hay
- Animal Products: dairy
- Animal Production: feed/forage
- Production Systems: agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
Dairy farms branching out into cheese production have found little research comparing available technologies and techniques used in the construction and design of cheese caves. This project will analyze the options available in construction, venting, water and air filtration, and cooling methods to create a blueprint for an environmentally friendly and economically sound cave. Outreach will be through the publication of a cheese-cave construction manual and web sites.