Press Releases

California Milk Advisory Board Introduces "Day Can Wait" Creative Focused On The Calming, Wholesome Effect Of Dairy At Breakfast

October 2020

New ads leverage habits developed during quarantine, including breakfast with family
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Real California Milk Snackcelerator Doubles Semi-Finalist Pool And Expands To Over $800,000 In Awards In Response To Quality Of Applications

October 2020

Influx of creative dairy snacking startups inspires California Milk Advisory Board to add $350,000 in additional awards and create the “Sweet & Savory 16” runoff in VentureFuel-run innovation competition
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California Milk Advisory Board Launches California Dairy Innovation Center To Drive Innovation In Number One Dairy State

October 2020

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing California dairy producers, today announced the development of the California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC), a collaborative effort to further product-oriented innovation and enhance productivity for California dairy.

The CDIC will feed dairy innovation efforts for the number one dairy state with collaborations between California dairy producers, processors, and universities.

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California Dairy Sustainability Summit Goes Virtual

September 2020

Dairy farmers, policymakers, technology providers, and researchers will connect digitally this November 5th and 6th to promote the continued advancement of planet-smart, sustainable farming practices. 
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Museum of Ice Cream and Real California Milk Launch FREE Virtual “Sundae School” Ice Cream Making Classes for Students in California

September 2024

“Sundae School” Classes to Provide Kids an Educational and Engaging Lesson with a Delicious Finale

San Francisco (September 24, 2020) – With a common mission of serving California communities, Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) and Real California Milk are partnering to offer free virtual “Sundae School” classes to foster learning with a sprinkle of fun for students throughout the state.

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The Creators of Got Milk? and California Dairy Farmers Partner to Help Provide 1 Million Meals and 1 Million Servings of Milk to Families Facing Hunger Through #FoodForThought Initiative

August 2020

The California Milk Processor Board and Real California Milk with Feeding America® Celebrate Nourishing Acts of Kindness with Donations to Food Banks Throughout the Golden State

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Finalists Compete for $30,000 in International Pizza Contest Top Pizza Chefs Showcase Innovative Recipes Using Real California Cheese

August 2020

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced finalists in the 2020 Real California Pizza Contest (RCPC) – a search for the best recipes using Real California Cheese. The contest, in its second year, will award prize money totaling $30,000 for the most innovative use of cow’s milk cheeses from California in three categories.

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Real California Milk Innovation Competition Takes On Snacking With The Launch Of The 2020 Snackcelerator

August 2020

Tracy, Calif. – August 5, 2020 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today the return of its dairy product innovation competition with the launch of the Real California Milk Snackcelerator to inspire new ideas integrating the flavor and functionality of California dairy into snack formulations that meet the needs of today’s consumers.

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California Cheesemakers' Select Cheese Box Debuts in Support of California Artisan Cheesemakers

June 2020

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and dairy exporter HarbyrCo today announced the launch of “California Cheesemakers’ Select”, a curated box of hand-picked California artisan cheeses available for delivery to consumers throughout the U.S. The California Cheesemakers’ Select box will feature a different selection of four artisanal cow’s milk cheeses, sized 5-8 oz. each, every month on the CaliforniaCheeseBox.com website for $49 each.

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Real California Pizza Contest Re-Launches

May 2020

Search for Best Pizza Recipes with California Cheese to Award $30,000 to Creative Chefs, Pizza Professionals

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California Dairy Industry Comes Together to Teach Ag Literacy to Support Distance Learning

May 2020

California Milk Advisory Board, Dairy Council of California Partnership offers teachers, students and families science-based nutrition curriculum and farm visits in a virtual format

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California Dairy Farmers Earn U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award in Collaboration with Environmental, Industry Partners

April 2020

Partnership recognized with national award for achieving significant reductions in water use and greenhouse gas emissions

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Dayna Ghiradelli Joins California Milk Advisory Board Marketing Team

April 2020

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

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing California dairy producers, today announced the addition of Dayna Ghirardelli as Director of Producer Relations.

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California Milk Advisory Board 2020 Executive Committee Officers

April 2020

Newly elected 2020 officers of the California Milk Advisory Board Executive Committee are Vice Chairman Tony Louters of Merced, Chairman Josh Zonneveld of Laton, Treasurer David Vander Schaaf of Stockton, Shown in the bottom row (left to right): Member-at-Large Essie Bootsma of Lakeview, Secretary Megan Silva of Escalon, Member-at-Large Kirsten Areias of Los Banos, and  Member-at-Large Renae DeJager of Chowchilla.

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California Milk Advisory Board Announces Postponement of Real California Pizza Foodservice Contest

March 2020

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced that it is putting the 2020 Real California Pizza Contest on hold due to the current COVID-19 situation and its effect on the foodservice community.

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A Statement from John Talbot

March 2020

During these uncertain times, it’s reassuring to know that the farmers who we rely on to put food on our tables are continuing to provide for our families and neighbors despite these unprecedented circumstances. Rest assured; our California dairy farmers are working hard to deliver safe, healthy food for you to enjoy in your homes.

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Chefs Vie for More Than $29,000 in Search for Best Pizza Recipes with California Cheese

March 2020

Real California Pizza Contest Returns with Expanded Prizing, International Contestants

Tracy, Calif. – March 3, 2020 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced the launch of the 2020 Real California Pizza Contest, its second annual search for the best pizza recipes using Real California Cheese. The contest, which will award prizes totaling $29,500 for the most innovative uses of cow’s milk cheeses from California, is open to professional chefs and culinary students throughout the U.S.

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Calling All CBD California Based Dairy Fans; The Worlds First Dairy Dispensary Is Set To Launch In Los Angeles

February 2020

Mood enhancing TLC without the THC brought to you by Real California Milk

TRACY, Calif. – Feb. 10, 2020 – Move over cannabis, there’s a wholesome new dispensary in town, doling out the original edibles: California Based Dairy (CBD). Real California Milk is reimagining the dairy and dispensary model with a one-of-a-kind California Dairy Dispensary pop-up event February 22nd on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in the heart of Venice, Calif.

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Savor the Season with Delicious, Decorative Cheese Boards

November 2019

5 tips to create holiday meal centerpieces

(Family Features) A cheese board, plate or course can be a delightful way to savor the season with family and friends, bringing together a medley of tastes and textures.

This year, try serving up a board with real, quality cheeses that also set a celebratory tone with these tips from the experts at Real California Milk, representing California’s dairy farm families.

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Bears Nutrition Named Winner Of Inaugural Real California Milk Accelerator Competition Awarded $250,000 To Bring Kids Nutritional Drinks To Market

November 2019

Tracy, Calif. – November 8, 2019Bears Nutrition and its innovative, milk-based nutritional shakes for children was named the grand prize winner today of the Real California Milk Accelerator dairy startup competition.

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