WSU Product Development Team places second at IMPA product development competition.

The Food Science Product Development Team earned more honors this year as they placed second place in the Idaho Milk Processors Association (IMPA) Product Development Competition. For the 27th annual IMPA contest, the WSU team submitted their product which they called “MoCheeze”. The product is a potato mochi that is filled with various flavors. The product that was created contained three different flavors: pepperoni pizza, baked potato, and WSU Cougar Gold cheese.

A photo of the MoCheeze Poster

The team was composed of grad students Ahhria Kirkendall, Annie Tir, Bryan Pepito, Alejandro Iniguez, and Hunter Duke. Ahhria Kirkendall and Annie Tir were able to present about the product at the conference this August.

Photo of Ahhria Kirkendall and Annie Tir at their presentation.