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Real California Cheeses Bring Home 22 Awards at American Cheese Society Competition in Denver

TRACY, Calif. – August 1, 2017 – Cow’s milk processors displaying the Real California Cheese and/or Milk seals brought home 22 awards from the 2017 annual cheese competition held by the American Cheese Society (ACS), July 26-29, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Healthy Eating Guidance about Whole Fats and Flavored Milk

Many parents restrict children to low fat dairy and non-flavored milks. New research shows whole fat dairy and flavored milks can also be beneficial for maintaining health for all ages, providing parents a wide-range of options in the dairy food group. While some individuals may still benefit from consuming low-fat milk, cheese and yogurt, emerging evidence suggests that consumption of full fat dairy foods may be associated with a decreased risk for diabetes, and kids who drink plain and flavored milk may have better overall diet quality without an increase in body weight.

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San Diego McDonald's® Restaurants Join California Dairies To Provide Real Wholesome Options In Happy Meals

San Diego and South San Francisco, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2014 – As part of McDonald’s ongoing dedication to children’s nutrition and well-being, San Diego County McDonald’s restaurants are joining with the California Milk Advisory Board to highlight the certified, 100 percent Grade A milk sourced exclusively from California dairies available in the San Diego restaurants’ Happy Meal milk jugs.

The California Sweetpotato Latte: A Dairy Sweet Healthy Resolution

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., & MODESTO, Calif. (JANUARY 22, 2014) – Every new year, resolutions come and go, especially those tied to adopting a healthier lifestyle.

1-2-3, California Cheese Please! One Mac & Cheese Recipe Served Three Ways Makes for Ultimate Comfort Food

The chill of fall and winter heralds many changes, including our appetite for heartier foods. This is the perfect time to break out the casserole dishes and whip up your family’s favorite comfort foods. Americans seem to agree that when it comes to comfort classics, macaroni and cheese is what they crave.

So Long, Summer, Hello Lunch Box!

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO & MODESTO – September 12, 2013 – The sun is setting on summer and the hours spent at the pool are now being spent in the classroom. With over 79 million kids back in school this month (US Census), there’s less splashing and lots more lunch bags to be filled.

REAL CALIFORNIA MILK FACTS*

  • 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. (CDFA)
  • California accounts for 21% of the United States’ milk production. In 2012, California produced 42 billion pounds of milk – more than one-fifth of the nation’s total production.

Mom's Mac

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Ingredients

1 lb. large elbow macaroni

1/2 cup Real California butter, cut into 6 to 8 pieces

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups Real California milk

8 oz. Real California sour cream

1 cup bacon bits, or more to taste (optional)

1 tsp. garlic salt

2 lb. shredded Real California mozzarella cheese, divided

1 lb. shredded Real California Cheddar cheese, divided

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