Foremost Farms Wisconsin dairy cooperative wins 21 awards at 2023 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition

June 15, 2023

MIDDLETON, WISC. (April 27, 2023) – Foremost Farms is a world-class cheese, butter and dairy products and ingredients that is owned by hundreds of Midwest dairy farmers. The dairy cooperative is proud to announce it received 21 gold, silver and bronze awards for its portfolio of high-quality cheeses at the 2023 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, representing more than 11 percent of the total awards in the competition.

Foremost Farms received awards in the international competition for multiple varieties of its cheddar, mozzarella, muenster, Monterey Jack and provolone produced in its cheese manufacturing plants in Appleton, Clayton, Lancaster, Marshfield and Richland Center, all located in Wisconsin.

“The people who work in Foremost Farms plants and on the operations team are known for making great cheese, butter and dairy ingredients. We’re proud of them every day, and we’re pleased with our representation in this competition,” said Greg Schlafer, President & CEO of Foremost Farms. “In 2022, we won more than 40 awards for our cheese, butter and dairy ingredients; but we never take it for granted. We work with a spirit of continuous improvement and innovation, while focusing on the environment and sustainability, while producing our wholesome, nutritious products,” said Schlafer.

Foremost Farms has successfully secured awards from the international competition in past years, competing against other companies from many states and countries, including California, Wisconsin, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia and the United States, Great Britain, France, Spain and the Netherlands. The competition, held on April 15 this year, reported it received 215 dairy products from across the United States.

About Foremost Farms USA

Foremost Farms USA® is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. It offers innovative solutions, technical services and customized products, ingredients and packaging for foodservice, food processing, distributor and pharmaceutical customers. As a dairy cooperative, it is owned by approximately 1,000 dairy farmers located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Foremost Farms’ flexible, diverse plant network allows it to manufacture the products and ingredients that are most in demand and provide a strong, secure market for the member-owners’ milk. For more information call 800-362-9196 or see