The Daily Evergreen

A Cougar Gold Cheese origin story

Cougar Gold Cheese is made by student workers at the WSU Creamery. Cheese of all flavors comes in tins.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

If you ever wondered why Cougar Gold Cheese comes in a tin can, you first need to take a trip back to 1940. Norman Shirley Golding, then-food science professor at WSU, researched and received a grant to work on Cougar Gold in the 1940s. WSU Creamery Manager John Haugen said the name Cougar Gold come...

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