Press Releases

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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Real California Milk Partners with Top Celebrity Chef Melissa King to Kick Off June Dairy Month and Celebrate the Special Occasions of Summer, California-Style

June 2019

TRACY, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – June is Dairy Month and marks the kickoff of summer celebration season. The two go hand-in-hand as families honor everyone from dads and grads to newlyweds with real food and family fun. Real California Milk is bringing the party home with ideas from top celebrity chef Melissa King and tips for pairing cheese, wine and flowers to make every event a California-style occasion.

California native, King, is helping to celebrate California’s vibrant dairy community with two creative takes on summer favorites – Grilled Cheese and Street Corn.

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National Pizza Contest Offers Chefs, Students Up to $25,000 for Innovative Recipes Using Real California Cheese

January 2019

Tracy, Calif. – January 31, 2019 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced the 2019 Real California Pizza Contest – a search for the best pizza recipes using Real California Cheese. The contest, which awards prize money totaling $25,000 for the most innovative use of cow’s milk cheeses from California, is open to professional chefs and culinary students throughout the U.S.

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California Milk Advisory Board Presents “Gold Seal Award” to Pinnacle Food Sales for Support of Real California Cheese and Dairy in the Southeast

January 2019

Tracy, Calif. – January 29, 2019 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently announced the presentation of a Golden Seal Award to Mark Finocchio, President of Pinnacle Food Sales of Florida, in recognition for “Outstanding Achievement” in sales and promotion of California cheese in the Southeast.

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Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips

November 2018

The holiday season is meant for spending quality time with friends and family, not stressing out over hosting. With some simple tips, you can cut down on hectic preparations while creating a memorable holiday full of food and fun guests can savor.

Consider these suggestions from the entertaining experts at Real California Milk:

Plan Ahead

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Survey Reveals #TeamSweet and #TeamSalty Evenly Paced in the Battle of the Snacks

October 2018

TRACY, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2018) – Californian’s status as Team Sweet or Team Salty when it comes to snacking may be determined by geography, according to a new survey by Real California Milk. The survey, which examines statewide snacking preferences, reveals geographic and gender differences on taste, but an overall agreement on the importance of making healthy snacking choices.

Team Sweet vs. Team Salty

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California Milk Advisory Board Announces 2017-2018 Dairy Princess Representatives

July 2018

Tracy, Calif., July 23, 2018 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently welcomed the 2018-2019 class of Dairy Princess representatives for a three-day session to launch their year of service as California dairy industry advocates. Nineteen Dairy Princesses and Alternates from Districts 1 to 9 attended the Dairy Princess Training in July where they learned presentation and public speaking skills, etiquette and social media tips and an overview of industry programs and issues.

The 2018-2019 California Dairy Princess Class includes:

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Real California Cheeses Bring Home 32 Awards at American Cheese Society Competition in Pittsburg, Pa.

July 2018

TRACY, Calif. – July 31, 2018 – Cow’s milk processors that use the Real California Milk seal brought home 32 awards from the 2018 annual cheese competition held by the American Cheese Society (ACS), July 25-28, 2018 in Pittsburg, Pa.

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