Which plant will be Dairy Foods’ 2019 Dairy Plant of the Year? Will it be a large cheesemaking operation headquartered in Iowa or a family-run ice cream plant based in Ohio? Those are just two of the 13 dairy plants that are in the running for Dairy Foods’ 2019 Dairy Plant of the Year.
We invite readers to vote for the most deserving candidates in an online poll that will run through June 24. 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 2018 Dairy Plant of the Year was Schuman Cheese’s Lake Country Dairy in Turtle Lake, Wis.
This year’s nominated plants are:
- Straus Family Creamery, Marshall, Calif. (fluid milk, ice cream and more)
- Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Manitowoc, Wis. (ice cream)
- Emmi Roth, Monroe, Wis. (cheese)
- Danzeisen Dairy, Phoenix (fluid milk, butter)
- Praline's Inc., Wallingford, Conn. (ice cream)
- Lifeway Foods, Waukesha, Wis. (kefir)
- Associated Milk Producers Inc., Sanborn, Iowa (cheese)
- Perry’s Ice Cream, Akron, N.Y. (ice cream)
- Borden Dairy Co., Dallas (fluid milk, buttermilk, more)
- Toft Dairy, Sandusky, Ohio (ice cream, milk)
- Schreiber Foods, Carthage, Mo. (cheese)
- Michigan Milk Producers Association, Constantine, Mich. (ultrafiltered skim milk, butter, more)
- Turkey Hill Dairy, Conestoga, Pa. (ice cream, ice tea, more)