Press Releases

California Milk Advisory Board’s Real California Milk Excelerator, Powered by VentureFuel, Launches Quest for New Dairy Innovation

May 2022

“Open Innovation” competition seeks to accelerate unique dairy startups for fourth consecutive year

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California Dairy Innovation Center Offers Opportunities For Cheese Education

May 2022

2022 Dairy Short Course Programs and Conference Schedule Released

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California Milk Advisory Board, California Dairy Research Foundation and California Dairy Quality Assurance Program Present 2nd California Dairy Sustainability Partnership Award to Calgren Dairy Fuels

April 2022

Calgren recognized for Leadership in Sustainable Partnerships in Support of Climate-Smart Dairy Practices at 3rd California Dairy Sustainability Summit

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California Milk Advisory Board Selects Two Student Ambassadors to Share California Dairy Messages with International Audience

April 2022

Lauren Dutra and Siena Rollin selected to represent Real California Milk in Mexico

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Real California Milk + Latina Singer-Songwriter CRYS Partner To Launch The First-Ever Cheese Record To Kick Off Release Of California Freestyle Music Track, Ad Campaign

April 2022

California Freestyle connects the unique sounds and flavors of the Golden State and pay homage to dairy made with Real California Milk

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Real California Milk Spotlights Foodservice Innovation With 2022 Events For Professional Chefs

February 2022

4th Annual Pizza Competition, CADairy2Go and Cal-Mex Invitational Events Showcase On-Trend Recipes and Techniques Using Real California Cheese and Dairy Products

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Real California Milk Kicks Off 2022 With Smoothie Campaign At Retail

January 2022

Promotion encourages consumers to Renew, Reset and Restore with smoothies made with Real California Milk products

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Real California Milk Begins Holiday Season With Mornings Mean More Campaign At Retail

November 2021

Initiative Encourages Families to Celebrate Family Time with Breakfast Recipes Made with Real California Dairy Products

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Holiday Entertaining is Back with Sweet, Savory and Oh So Cheesy Ideas

November 2021

This holiday season, entertaining is back on the table and that means endless opportunities to showcase Instagram-worthy ideas. For those looking to impress friends and family, Real California Milk has two unique culinary ideas to take holiday traditions to the next level: The Cheese Centerpiece and Cookie Exchange Board. From fresh food as bountiful décor to camera-ready cookie presentations, incorporating California dairy into your entertaining is a winning holiday strategy.

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Nightfood Wins Real California Milk Excelerator Competition With Sleep Friendly Ice Cream Novelties; Awarded $150,000 In Support To Bring Products To Market

November 2021

Tracy, Calif. – November 19, 2021 – Nightfood claimed a sweet victory as grand prize winner of the Real California Milk Excelerator dairy innovation competition during a live pitch event last night.Read More

Nightfood Wins Real California Milk Excelerator Competition With Sleep Friendly Ice Cream Novelties; Awarded $150,000 In Support To Bring Products To Market

November 2021

Sweetkiwi Awarded $100,000 in Marketing Support as Runner Up in California Milk Advisory Board and VentureFuel’s Partnership to Drive Dairy Product Innovation

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California Receives $1.8 Million Dairy Business Innovation Initiative Award from U.S. Department of Agriculture for “Pacific Coast Coalition”

November 2021
The California State University, Fresno Foundation, in partnership with the California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC), today announced the receipt of a $1.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service to create a “Pacific Coast Coalition” to support dairy businesses in California, Oregon and Washington in the development, production, marketing and distribution of dairy products. Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives provide direct technical assistance, educational support, and grants to dairy businesses.Read More

Four Functional Treats Compete For $250,000 In Real California Milk Excelerator Competition Finals

October 2021

3rd Annual Innovation Competition Showcases Sweet Ideas in Functional Food Formulations

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Chef Spencer Glenn Takes Two Categories And Grand Prize To Win $20,000 In Annual Search For The Best Pizzas Using Real California Cheeses

October 2021

Chef Leah Scurto Wins $5,000 For REAL Californian Entry in 3rd Annual Real California Pizza Contest

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Twelve Innovative Dairy Brands Head Into Virtual Pitch Semi Finals In 3rd Real California Milk Excelerator Competition

October 2021
The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today the schedule for the Real California Milk Excelerator virtual semi-finals, which will be held October 26th and 27th from 5-7 p.m. PST. The 3rd edition of the CMAB’s dairy product innovation competition partnership with innovation consultancy VentureFuel will bring 12 entrepreneurs together to pitch their functional dairy products for a chance at a slot in the final competition.Read More

New Statewide Education Campaign Aims to Increase Recycling of Plastic Milk Jugs

October 2021

California Milk Advisory Board launches initiative to raise awareness of recyclability of milk jug with easy mantra: Pour it. Cap it. Bin it.

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Nine Finalists To Compete For $30,000 In Pizza Contest Showcasing The Inventive Use Of Real California Cheese

October 2021
The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced finalists in the 2021 Real California Pizza Contest (RCPC) – a search for the best foodservice pizza recipes using Real California Cheese. The contest, in its third year, will award prizes totaling $30,000 for the most innovative use of cow’s milk cheeses from California in three categories.Read More