Press Releases

California Dairy Districts Seek Ambassadors To Serve as 2023 Dairy Princesses

January 2023

TRACY, Calif. – January 17, 2023– Each year, an exceptional group of young women are selected to represent California’s dairy farm families who contribute to making the state number one for milk production in the U.S. These Dairy Princess ambassadors and alternates are selected during events at Districts throughout the state, where they showcase speaking skills, knowledge of dairy and plans to represent the industry during their one-year term. The 2023 contests kick off in April and will run through June.

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Ben Yee Joins California Milk Advisory Board Marketing Team

January 2023

TRACY, Calif. — (January 24, 2023) – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing California dairy producers, today announced the addition of Ben Yee as Director of Processor Partnerships.

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Application Process Opens for $4.1 Million Innovation Grants to California Dairy Producers, Processors

January 2023

Tracy, Calif. – January 13, 2023 – California producers and processors are invited to apply for funding up to $1 million for innovation initiatives to become more competitive in a second round of dairy business grant awards recently announced by the Pacific Coast Coalition’s Dairy Business Innovation Initiative (PCC-DBII), hosted by California State University Fresno.

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California Producers, Processors Awarded $300,000 in Dairy Business Innovation Initiative Grants

January 2023

Tracy, Calif. – January 12, 2023 – The California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC) today announced five California winners of Dairy Business Innovation Initiative grants by the Pacific Coast Coalition, the USDA-funded Initiative hosted by Fresno State University supporting dairy product, process and packaging innovation. The winners include Capstone Ranch/Wonder Cow (Madera County), Central Coast Creamery (San Luis Obispo County), Foggy Bottom Boys (Humboldt County), Schoch Family Farmstead (Monterey County) and Weststeyn Dairy Farm (Glenn County).Read More

Las Vegas Chef Crowned Champion in Inaugural Global Cuisine Competition Using Italian-Style Cheeses From California

December 2022

Tracy, Calif. – December 19, 2022 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced the winners of the inaugural Global Flavors Culinary Competition, a foodservice event that celebrates the broad application of Real California cheese and dairy products in global cuisines. This year’s competition showcased “A Taste of Italy,” with a focus on developing classic and innovative recipes highlighting Italian-style cheese and dairy products from California in two categories: Il Classico and Il Fresco.

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Real California Milk Celebrates the Season of Giving with the California Cheese Wreath Kit, The Edible Gift That Gives Back to Communities in Need

December 2022

Tracy, Calif. – December 8, 2022 – In celebration of the holidays, today the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) introduced a collaboration with cheese shop Lady & Larder and cheese expert Jessica Lawrenz to present the California Cheese Wreath Kit, a collection of Real California cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, and other items used to create an edible arrangement for seasonal gatherings and gift giving. In the spirit of giving, for each kit orders a donation of $20* will be made to Feeding America in support of families in need.Read More

REAL CALIFORNIA MILK BEGINS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH MORNINGS MEAN MORE CAMPAIGN AT RETAIL

November 2022

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

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REAL CALIFORNIA MILK EXCELERATOR: OPEN INNOVATION SELECTS FOUR WINNERS FOR $200,000 IN NON-DILUTVE GRANTS TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES IN CALIFORNIA

November 2022

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Brands dosa by DOSA, Pariva, Tres Lecheria and Wheyward Spirit Win $50,000 Each;
Opportunity to Compete for $100,000 in Additional Support in 4th Competition from
California Milk Advisory Board and VentureFuel

 

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Real California Milk Celebrates California’s Hispanic-Style Cheese & Dairy Products During Hispanic Heritage Month With Texas Retail Promotion

September 2022

TRACY, Calif. – (September 14, 2022) – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is celebrating the flavors and traditions of Mexico brought to life by California’s Hispanic-style cheeses and dairy products with a consumer retail promotion focused on Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Melissa Lema Joins California Milk Advisory Board Marketing Team

September 2022

New Director of Producer Relations to serve as liaison with California dairy families

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Winners Crowned In Inaugural Cal-Mex Foodservice Competition Showcasing Recipe Innovation Using California’s Hispanic-Style Cheeses

August 2022

Chefs from Georgia, California, & Illinois earn $5,000 for crafting on-trend dishes marrying flavors from California and Mexico

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Real California Milk Excelerator Competition Selects Final Cohort of Eight Dairy Startups

August 2022

4th Annual CMAB and VentureFuel “Open Innovation” competition finalists highlight dairy as an ingredient in everything from biomaterials and textiles to global foods and beverages

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Pacific Coast Coalition Announces August 30th Application Deadline for Dairy Innovation Grants Up to $50,000 in Support of Product Innovation

July 2022

Open Call to Dairy Producers and Processors First Phase of Microgrants in California Dairy Innovation Center Partnership Promoting Product Innovatio

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Milkshakes vs. Smoothies? Californians Divided by Generation and Gender on Frozen Drinks, Other Dairy Snacks in New Survey

July 2022

Real California Milk profiles the summer dairy-based snacks that make residents the happiest

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California Milk Advisory Board Announces Cal-Mex Invitational Foodservice Competiton To Showcase Real California Cheese & Dairy

June 2022

Professional chefs to compete for over $22,000 in prizes at live cook-off event at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, Calif.

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12 Chefs Make National Pizza Contest Finals For Innovative Recipes Showcasing Real California Cheese

June 2022

Real California Milk’s 4th pizza competition celebrates innovation in pizza for foodservice

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California Dairy Families Partner with Feeding America and the California Association of Food Banks to Shred Hunger with Pilot Project Delivering More Than 190,000 Pounds of Cheese to Feeding Programs Throughout the State

June 2022

June Dairy Month Initiative part of Real California Milk’s #CADAIRY4GOOD program focused on increasing access to nutritious dairy foods for families in need

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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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