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NORMAN – Hiland Dairy’s Norman plant recently earned the Grade A Grand Champion Award for its 2% white milk at the 2023 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. Hiland’s 2% white milk beat other dairy products like dips, sour cream, yogurt, and cottage cheese to win the top honor. According to a release, the national competition, held over three days, received products from 43 states.
Products in 96 classes included ice cream, gelato, cheese, yogurt, butter, sour cream, milk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, dairy dips, whey and dried milk. “We are incredibly proud that our 2% white milk, produced here in Norman, was named the Grade A Grand Champion. This is a testament to our team and our commitment to taste, quality, and freshness, proving our milk is the best of the best,” said Ron Clark, general manager of Hiland Dairy in Norman. Other Hiland Dairy product state winners included mango drinkable yogurt, pina colada drinkable yogurt and low-fat buttermilk, all produced in Chandler; and French onion dip, Southwest dip, Hispanic Crema Mexicana and Hispanic Crema Salvadorena, all produced in Norman. Hiland Dairy, based in Springfield, Missouri, is a leading farmer-owned dairy food company with nearly 4,000 employees.
It also produces Red Diamond Tea, lemonade and fresh juices. It has operations in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.Go to original article source