Published: Mar 28, 2014 at 8:05 AM PSTLast Updated: Mar 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM PST
The Oregon dairy industry has been producing award-winning cheeses, milk, butter, premium ice cream, sour cream and yogurt for more than 150 years. There are 265 dairy farms in Oregon that together produce our nation’s highest quality milk, which is made into a variety of tasty, healthy dairy products for you to enjoy. The USDA recommends kids consume between two to three cups of foods from the dairy group every day.
Did you know?
1.Oregon is home to a variety of milk makers; including Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn and Guernsey cows.
2.Yogurt has become such a ubiquitous part of American culture that it’s been naturalized as a plain English word. But the word “yogurt” began in Turkish, and meant “condense” or “intensify,” which is what happens to milk when you let it curdle into yogurt.
3.The United States produces more than 25% of the world's supply of cheese, approximately nine billion pounds per year.
4.Oregon has 20 cheese makers around the state! Check them out here.