All VOL Cheese

All Vol Cheese

Smokey knows everything about UT – especially about what’s happening on the Ag Campus.  This week he reached out to tell us about ALL VOL CHEESE, produced at Sweetwater Valley Farm and marketed by the University of Tennessee Food Science & Technology Department.  Students from the department are gaining valuable experience as interns manufacturing this local cheese at Sweetwater Valley Farm.  Through hands on experience in the “cheese business”, they are learning valuable business skills, including: market demand, pricing, profitability, logistics, marketing, and selling.

The ultimate goal is to bring back the tradition of great products manufactured by the old UT Creamery.  A new UT Creamery would use milk from the UT Dairies to produce cheese, ice cream, and yogurt.  A new state-of-the art facility would help make UT graduates even more competitive in the food processing and dairy products industries.

An ALL VOL CHEESE representative will be visiting the VOL Navy to deliver pre-sold orders prior to the South Carolina  game (November 7).  Pick up will be at the Gazebo in the center of the VOL Navy Docks between 12:00 and 2:00. Pre-Sales can be made by contacting Thomas Frederick at TFreder1@vols.utk.edu.  Order Checker Board Mild Cheddar, Gameday Sharp Cheddar, Torchbearer Jalapeno, or Smokey’s Smoked Gouda TODAY!

If you will not be attending the games you can also order at the UT Food Science & Technology Website.

Sailboats rafting up?

I’m new to the Vol Navy and I’m wanting to raft up for some games.  I have a big problem though.  I have a sailboat with a 50′ mast that wont fit under the railroad bridge.  I could heel the boat to one side and reduce the height of my mast enough to get under the bridge but that’s a bit tricky and dangerous.  Have other sailboats rafted up with the Vol Navy in the past?  Are there other places to raft up or anchor?  Maybe there is place down river from the railroad bridge but still close to the stadium.  My boat is a 30′ Catalina with a draft of 5’5″ and a beam of 11′.  Any thoughts.