California Dairies, Inc.

California Dairies, Inc. was formed in August 1999 by the merger of three existing cooperatives; California Milk Producers, Danish Creamery, and San Joaquin Valley Dairymen. The cooperative has manufacturing plants located in Artesia, Tipton, Fresno, Los Banos, and Turlock. In addition, CDI supplies sizable quantities of bulk fluid milk products to various fluid milk bottling, ice cream, cheese, and food manufacturing businesses that are direct customers of the cooperative. Challenge Dairy Products, Inc., a wholly owned marketing cooperative, markets the Challenge and Danish Creamery brands of butter produced in Fresno.


Manufacturing plants