Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has partnered with eight New York-area farm families to launch a new cheese brand.
Called Craigs Creamery, the range has been introduced as a response to heightened consumer interest in wanting to know who produces their food.
The line consists of cheeses such as mozzarella, cheddar and muenster, available in slices, shreds, chunks and snack bars. DFA said each is “crafted with high-quality milk, all-natural ingredients and no added hormones”.
Doug Glade, DFA executive vice president of commercial operations, said: “As a cooperative, we’re committed to responsibly producing milk and bringing high-quality dairy products from our family farms to family tables.
“With Craigs Creamery, consumers get to know where their food comes from and can have confidence it was sourced responsibly, which we know is highly important to today’s consumer.”
Chris Noble, a seventh-generation farmer at Craigs Creamery farm Noblehurst Farms, added: “As a small collective of family farms, we keep a close eye on the purity and freshness of our milk – each cow has a customised, nutritionist-led diet to ensure they produce only the highest-quality milk, which results in our great-tasting, award-winning cheese.
“Fresh milk is picked up from the farms daily and delivered to the creamery, which is located just a few miles from where the cows are milked.”
He added: “At Craigs Creamery, we’re focused on the future of farming, which is why we’re constantly seeking new methods to reduce our carbon footprint. From the biodigester to solar panels to recycling water waste, we are investing in sustainable methods and working towards becoming a 100% sustainable operation.”
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