In honor of National Dairy Month, we’re taking a look at some new dairy products that hit the market recently, including cheese, milk, ice cream and cultured dairy.

1) Carlinville, Ill.-based Prairie Farms (and Hiland Dairy, Springfield, Mo.) released its limited-edition flavored milks for the summer, including a new flavor — Honey Cookie, joining the Dark Chocolate Truffle and Sea Salt Caramel flavors. The milks are sold in quarts for a suggested retail price of $2.99 and are available in stores through August. 

2) Organic Creamery, a brand of DCI Cheese Company Inc., Richfield, Wis., introduced an organic light string cheese in its Silly Cheese line. One cheese stick contains 60 calories, 3 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein. It contains 50% less fat and 25% less calories than regular string cheese, according to the company. The string cheese is available in select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.99.

3) AdvancePierre Foods, Cincinnati, Ohio, a producer and seller of sandwiches and value-added proteins, added the Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich to its Pierre brand product offerings. The sandwich is made with three full slices of American cheese – yellow and white – between two slices of thick, grilled bread. It's wrapped in a brown paper package that features a susceptor lining for microwave crisping and a full-length window for customer viewing. The sandwich is sold 12 to a case and has a 14-day refrigerated and nine-month frozen shelf life. It is available nationwide in convenience stores and vending machines for a suggested retail price of $2.50 to $3.

4) Lynnfield, Mass.-based HP Hood added two new sweet flavors to its 4% cottage cheese line — honey and pear, and maple and vanilla. The honey and pear flavor contains 10 grams of protein per ½-cup serving. The new flavors are available in grocery stores throughout the Northeast for a suggested retail price of $2.75 per 16-ounce tub. Read more about this product here.

5) Friendly’s Ice Cream, Wilbraham, Mass.,introduced one-of-a-kind sundae cups to grocery stores across the Northeast.

The sundae cups are available in eight flavors and two limited-edition flavors:

  • Strawberry Cake Krunch
  • Cherry Chocolate Chunk
  • Candy Bar
  • Salted Caramel Cake Krunch
  • Heath
  • Strawberry Cake Krunch
  • Original Chocolate Fudge
  • Original Caramel Sundae
  • Wattamelon (limited edition), a unique take on the company's Wattamelon Roll flavor.
  • Crayola Color Me Sundae (limited edition), a sundae cup version of its Crayola Decorate Your Own Ice Cream Cake.

The frozen novelties retail for $1.49 to $1.69 and are available in select local grocery stores in Vermont, New York, Maine, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut.

6) New York-based siggi's, maker of Icelandic-style yogurt (called skyr), is adding more flavors to its 2% and 4% lines this July. The three new flavors in the 5.3-ounce cups sizes are:

  • Strawberry-lingonberry and cherry in 2%
  • Blueberry in 4%

The company also added a 24-ounce size of plain 4%, which is already in stores. The 24-ounce tubs retail for $5.49. The suggested retail price for the 5.3-ounce cups is $1.69. All products are available in stores nationwide.


See a round-up of other new dairy products that offer portability and convenience here.