Dairy Foods nominated 13 dairy processing plants that manufacture fluid milk, cheese, ice cream and/or cultured dairy products. All have been featured on dairyfoods.com over the previous 17 months.

Which plant will be Dairy Foods’ 2018 Dairy Plant of the Year? Will it be a small fluid milk processing facility in Phoenix or a large cheesemaker in Wisconsin? Those are just two of the 13 dairy plants that are in the running for Dairy Foods’ Plant of the Year.

The magazine invites readers to vote for the most deserving candidates in an online poll that will run through June 25. The votes help Dairy Foods’ editors determine which plant will receive the award.

All of the processing plants have been featured online and in the magazine over the past 17 months. The 2017 Dairy Plant of the Year was Agri-Mark’s Cabot Creamery in Cabot, Vt.

This year’s nominated plants are:

  •     Kilby Cream, Colora, Md. (ice cream, fluid milk)
  •     Three Twins Ice Cream, Sheboygan, Wis. (ice cream)
  •     Arla Foods, Hollandtown, Wis. (cheese)
  •     Clover Sonoma, Petaluma, Calif. (fluid milk)
  •     JonnyPops, St. Louis Park, Minn. (ice cream novelties)
  •     Chobani, Twin Falls, Iowa (yogurt)
  •     Lake Country Dairy (Schuman Cheese), Turtle Lake, Wis. (cheese).
  •     Ben & Jerry’s, St. Albans, Vt. (ice cream)
  •     Straus Family Creamery, Marshall, Calif. (fluid milk, ice cream, yogurt)
  •     Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Manitowoc, Wis. (ice cream)
  •     Emmi Roth, Monroe, Wis. (cheese)
  •     Danzeisen Dairy (fluid milk, butter) Shown in photo, above.
  •     Praline’s Inc., Wallingford, Conn. (ice cream)


Read about each plant here then vote here.