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California has been the nation's leading dairy state since 1993, when it surpassed Wisconsin in milk production. California is ranked first in the U.S. in the production of total milk, butter, ice cream, nonfat dry milk, and whey protein concentrate. California is second in cheese production. Here are press materials that provide additional background information on California's thriving dairy industry.

Hispanic Dairy Flavor Trail 

Nutrient Content Chart of Types of Milk

Economic Impact Report

Nation's Dairy Leader

CMAB Backgrounder

Real California Milk Facts

History of Dairy Industry


Overview of Cheese Families

Overview of Hispanic Cheeses

California Cheesemaking Glossary

Real California Cheese Facts

Real California Cheese Seal

Real California Milk Seal