Press Releases

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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Nine Fluid Milk Startups Embark On Journey To Compete For $250,000 In Real California Milk Accelerator Competition To Drive Innovation In The Dairy Milk Nine Fluid Milk Startups Embark On Journey To Compete For $250,000 In Real California Milk Accelerator

October 2019

Tracy, Calif. – October 10, 2019 – Milk-based beverages for active kids and ready-to-drink lattes with collagen are among the nine finalists announced today in the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) Real California Milk Accelerator dairy startup competition designed to inspire ideas integrating the values of fluid milk into contemporary products and provide resources to help bring them to market.

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Real California Milk Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Artistic Partnership and Inspired Recipes at Retail

October 2019

Tracy, Calif. – (October 8, 2019) – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by paying tribute to the culinary and artistic contributions of Hispanic cultures with the “Real Tastes & Traditions” retail promotion for Hispanic-style cheese and dairy products at 59 Publix markets in Florida.

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California Dairy Families Celebrate American Cheese Month by Declaring State “Cheese & Wine Country”

October 2019

TRACY, Calif. (Oct 1, 2019) – October is American Cheese Month and California’s dairy farmers are renaming the state “Cheese and Wine Country” in recognition of the award-winning cheesemaking heritage that grew alongside its wine industry and pairing the state’s most noteworthy specialties formally together in a new way.

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Ethnic Dishes to Celebrate Diversity

September 2019

(Family Features) Incorporating the tastes and traditions of Hispanic-style cuisine into at-home meals is as simple as choosing your favorites, preparing with quality, authentic ingredients and watching your family devour them.

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Real California Cheeses Bring Home 50 Awards at American Cheese Society Competition in Richmond, VA

August 2019

TRACY, Calif. – August 2, 2019 – Cow’s milk cheese and dairy processors that use the Real California Milk seal brought home 50 awards from the 2019 annual cheese competition held by the American Cheese Society (ACS), July 31-August 3, 2019 in Richmond, Va.  

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Real California Milk Accelerator Taps Into The States Entrepreneurial Spirit To Bring New Fluid Milk Products To Market

July 2019

Tracy, Calif. – July 31, 2019 – Consumers’ changing lifestyles have increased the demand for healthy food and beverage options that align with consumer values. While milk is the original functional beverage, the unique wholesome values of milk have been overlooked in our busy, chaotic lives.

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Real California Milk Month

June 2019

Letter from the Governor of the State of California

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