Idaho Milk Products

Three of the largest independently owned and operated U.S. dairies joined forces to bring a new level of quality and reliability to the dairy-ingredient industry in 2009. Today, Idaho Milk Products stands alone as the industry’s leading innovator in state-of-the-art milk processing. Idaho Milk Products is a wholly-owned, standalone business in which dedicated dairies provide a guaranteed large-scale milk supply directly to the plant operations. All milking parlors are within 45 minutes of the production facility. That unique proximity to a dedicated milk supply means under normal operating procedures Idaho Milk Products can transition from raw milk at milking parlors to final packaging within 24 hours. The company’s dedication to freshness results in better-tasting, better-performing dairy ingredients. Idaho Milk Products offers the following products: IdaPro® milk proteins — Milk protein concentrate and isolates in protein levels from 80 percent to 90 percent in regular, ... Read More

Lactalis American Group

Lactalis American Group is headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with large cheese and whey operations in Nampa, Idaho. The Nampa Lactalis plant employs more than 600 Idahoans and produces cheese and whey products made from milk primarily purchased from local and regional dairies. The Nampa facility is the company’s flagship U.S. plant and is part of Lactalis American Group, which in the United States produces some of America’s most popular cheese brands, including President, Galbani, Sorrento, Precious, and Rondelé. Beyond its leadership in cheese, Lactalis Group has demonstrated its global reach by supplying more than 600,000 metric tons of dairy ingredients worldwide. With continuous investments in Idaho in recent years, Lactalis American Group has enriched its portfolio of products by expanding its cheese offerings. Its Nampa facility is the largest fresh mozzarella facility in North America with a unique coagulator process, cream cheese, mascarpone, and new generations of dairy ... Read More

Marathon Cheese

Things have come a long way since Ray and Marie Goldbach founded Marathon Cheese in their basement in 1952. The processor opened its Mountain Home, Idaho, location in 2007 and continues to create quality cheese. Marathon Cheese packages millions of pounds of cheese each year — customizing packaging and orders for clients. The company never competes with its clients — its one of the only cheese packagers that never sells direct to retailers, wholesalers, marketers or food service operations. Visit for more information. ... Read More

Reed’s Dairy

Reed’s Dairy is a 160-cow producer/handler in Idaho Falls. Their processing facility bottles non-fat, 1%, 2% and whole milk in returnable half gallon plastic and glass bottles as well as disposable gallon bottles that are sold in grocery stores. They also produce a super premium ice cream, soft serve ice cream mix, mild cheddar and mozzarella cheese. The majority of Reed’s products are sold in their own dairy store and milk home delivery routes. Orders through their website have their ice cream and chocolate milk shipped all across the United States. For more information, visit ... Read More

Stoker Farms

Stoker Farms is a milk processing plant in Burley, ID that was founded in 1943. The family-owned facility  has 7 full-time employees who process around 70,000 lbs. of milk each week. Stoker receives their milk from a dairy in Jerome, ID. They bottle whole, 2%, 1% and skim milk in both the gallon and half gallon. Stoker also bottles organic milk for Organic Acres, a local organic company. Their bottled milk is sold commercially throughout the state and the region. ... Read More

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)

Dairy Farmers of America is a national milk-marketing cooperative owned by and focused on more than 14,000 dairy farmer members in 48 states. The cooperative’s core business is to market members’ milk, pay them a competitive price, deliver value, and play a leadership role in the industry. Its membership in Idaho is 67 operations strong. DFA is making investments in new products, new facilities, and new ways for families around the world to enjoy what its members produce. Customers in Idaho include businesses like Chobani, Brewster Cheese, Glanbia, Sorrento Lactalis, and Dean Foods that connect family farms to family tables. Please visit for more information. ... Read More

Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers

A group of Southern Idaho producers providing milk to processors in Idaho and Utah founded Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers Inc. in 1987. Over the next decade, its producer base expanded to nearly 70 members. In 1998, after Mid-American Dairymen purchased a major Utah customer that accounted for nearly 25% of the market, many Utah members decided to form their own organization. Today Magic Valley Quality Milk has 30 member farms throughout Southern Idaho and processes nearly 3 million lbs. of milk per day. It also hauls 100% of its members’ milk after forming an entity to support this effort in 2011. ... Read More

Northwest Dairy Association

Northwest Dairy Association is an integrated milk marketing and processing cooperative owned by nearly 450 dairy producers, 68 if which reside in Idaho. Its marketing and processing subsidiary, Darigold, produces a full line of dairy-based products for retail, food service, commodity, and specialty markets. Darigold operates 11 processing plants throughout the Northwest — including three in Idaho in Boise, Jerome, and Caldwell — to serve its dairy farm families. Each year Idaho NDA members ship nearly one-quarter — 2.05 billion pounds — of the co-op’s total 8.9 billion pounds of milk supply from farms in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, Montana, and Utah. NDA is the fifth largest dairy cooperative in the United States based on milk volume. ... Read More