Arla and DFA Enter Into New Cheddar Cheese Joint Venture
Friday April15 2016
Arla and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) have agreed to enter into a joint venture that includes the construction of a small dairy plant in the U.S. for cheddar cheese production. In their first collaboration ever, the two farmer-owned cooperatives plan to explore opportunities to build premium-quality standards in the cheddar category, in the world’s biggest cheese market. The joint venture will be owned 70 percent by DFA, who also holds the management role, 20 percent by Arla and 10 percent by the eight farmers who supply the milk.