Dairy Farmers of America, a national cooperative owned by dairy farm families across the U.S., was recently awarded a Class Champion award for best italian for its part skim mozzarella at the 2018 National Milk Producers Federation Championship Cheese Contest held recently in Phoenix, Arizona. DFA also received first place awards in the mozzarella, provolone and hard & mold ripened categories as well as a second place award for its whole milk mozzarella and third place honor for a provolone.

“It means a lot to be recognized by our peers for delivering great-tasting products,” says Doug Glade, executive vice president of commercial operations, DFA. “As a cooperative, we’re committed to providing the highest quality that our customers and consumers demand and deserve.”

Cooperatives from across the country take part in the annual contest to showcase their top products and the people who make them. This year, 230 entries were received from 15 member cooperatives.

For more information about the NMPF cheese contest winners, visit nmpf.org/2018-joint-annual-meeting.

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