DFA Wins Six Cheese Awards in National Milk Producers Federation Contest

November 29, 2007

Kansas City, Mo. - Some of the best cheeses were recognized by National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) was among the winners. DFA claimed six awards in the national contest on Nov. 14 in Orlando, Fla. held annually for the nation’s dairy cooperatives.

“We are committed to producing top quality products, and it’s an honor to be recognized on the national level among our peer cooperatives,” says Mark Korsmeyer, president of DFA’s Dairy Food Products Group. “The awards are a tribute to the staff – from production and quality control to safety and maintenance – the plant employees all contributed and share in this success.”

DFA is one of eight cooperatives recognized in 12 cheese categories. More than 120 entries were evaluated on taste, texture and appearance. National Milk’s contest has been held for more than 25 years.

The winning cheeses were on display and sampled at a reception for nearly 1,000 dairy industry leaders. The annual meeting is held jointly among NMPF, the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and the United Dairy Industry Association.

DFA received the following awards:

  • First – Sliced Processed American Cheese, Yellow, Plymouth, Wis.
  • Second – Sliced Processed American Cheese, White, Plymouth, Wis.
  • Second – Soft Italian, Part Skim Mozzarella, Turlock, Calif.
  • Third – Soft Italian, Whole Milk Mozzarella, Turlock, Calif.
  • Third – Medium Cheddar, Corona Calif.
  • Third – Monterey Jack, Corona, Calif.