California is truly the nation’s dairy state. It leads the U.S. in the production of total milk, butter, ice cream, yogurt and nonfat dry milk. California’s total cheese production continues to increase and is at an all-time high. The CMAB’s promotional activities have helped build consumer awareness of and preferences for all dairy products made with Real California Milk.
Savor the regional specialties that have put California cuisine on the map of culinary excellence. Sample the recipes from California's famed artisan cheesemakers and local dairies.
The characteristic flavor and unique cooking properties of butter make it a staple ingredient in kitchens everywhere. Tell Me More »
Buttermilk is made by adding a "culture" to nonfat or low-fat milk, creating a rich texture and tangy flavor that is especially prized by bakers. Tell Me More »
Thanks to its versatility and mild yet tangy character, cottage cheese is a popular choice for snacking and recipes. Tell Me More »
Cream is a deliciously versatile dairy product that has long been used in desserts, ice cream, soups, sauces, and as a rich addition to morning coffee. Tell Me More »
Crème fraîche is a mature, thickened cream with a slightly tangy, nutty flavor. Tell Me More »
The Golden State is the nation's leading ice cream producer. Tell Me More »
Milk is a rich source of both calcium and vitamin D, important nutrients for all age groups. Tell Me More »
Sour cream is a staple of Central and Eastern European cuisine and is commonly used in this country as a base for dips and salad dressings, a topping for baked potatoes and a baking ingredient. Tell Me More »
California makes more yogurt than any other state, and yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and potassium. Tell Me More »