USA – The national milk marketing corporative, Dairy Farmers of America in conjunction with eight New York-area farm families has unveiled a new cheese brand called Craigs Creamery in the US.

The firm says the new product is made with local, high-quality milk and all-natural ingredients, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable farming and ensuring a supply chain that thrives for generations.

Craigs Creamery cheese is available in slice, shred, bar and chunk made with high-quality milk, all-natural ingredients and no added hormones, according to the company.

It addresses the growing demand of dairy products which put in mind the environmental impacts of dairy farming, and was developed in response to growing consumer interest in wanting to know who produces their food.

“As a cooperative, we’re committed to responsibly producing milk and bringing high-quality dairy products from our family farms to family tables,” said Doug Glade, executive vice president, commercial operations, Dairy Farmers of America.

“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.”

It is family farms committed to sustainability

DFA’s sustainability commitments involve helping farms that supply them with milk remain viable for years.

The company said that the cheese brand is made with only locally sourced milk from local family farms.

The farm families maintain the tradition of family farming while incorporating the forward-thinking, innovative practices of modern agriculture such as use of a state-of-the-art biodigester that powers the creamery.

The biodigester utilizes animal waste and expired food, and so far has upcycled nearly 20 million pounds of food scraps that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

Such efforts are geared towards lowering the environmental carbon footprints by using modern methods for renewable energy.

“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,” said Chris Noble, a seventh-generation farmer at Craigs Creamery farm, Noblehurst Farms.

“From the biodigester to solar panels to recycling water waste, we are investing in sustainable methods and working towards becoming a 100% sustainable operation.”

Craigs Creamery offers a variety of product options, including Whole Milk Mozzarella, Swiss, Mild/Medium/Sharp Cheddar and Muenster cheese available in retail stores countrywide.