California Dairies, Inc. Completes Purchase of Turlock, CA Facility

Turlock, California – California Dairies, Inc. (CDI) is pleased to announce, effective today, the completion of the acquisition of Hilmar Cheese Company’s Turlock, CA milk powder facility. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for CDI and our farmer-owners to acquire a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the ability to produce and market high-quality milk powders,” said Andrei Mikhalevsky, CDI President and CEO. “This expansion of CDI’s manufacturing footprint in California fits exceptionally well within our core mission to profitably market, process and add value to the milk produced by our member-owners.”  

Originally constructed in 2015, this facility integrates advanced processing technology to manufacture a range of high quality milk powders, largely for the export market.  CDI has offered positions to all of the facility’s current employees so they can continue their valuable roles within the operation.

About California Dairies, Inc.
California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk.  Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually. California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders.  In addition, California Dairies, Inc. is the home of two leading and well-respected brands of butter – Challenge and Danish Creamery.  California Dairies’ quality dairy products are available in all 50 United States and in more than 50 foreign countries. For additional information on California Dairies, Inc., visit