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Milk

  • 1 serving = 8oz = 8g protein
  • It’s your refrigerator’s secret weapon. Packed with protein, calcium, vitamin D and potassium, milk delivers 3 of the four nutrients we don’t get enough of. We know that cow’s milk is an ideal, nutrient-rich choice for kiddos over 12 months, but its an excellent choice for teens and adults too.

    Milk & milk products can build strong bones, lower blood pressure, reduce risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease and help maintain a healthy weight. It’s also a great addition to meals – cereal, soups, smoothies, baked goods.

One Cup of Milk

Provides

30%

Daily Value of

Calcium

25%

Daily Value of

Vitamin D

16%

Daily Value of

Protein

11%

Daily Value of

Potassium

Cheese

  • 1 serving = 4 dice-sized cubes.
  • The joys of cheese date back thousands of years and countries across the globe have unique varieties indicative of a specific region as well as special cheeses that are enjoyed seasonally and traditionally. Cheese is an excellent way to preserve milk, it’s packed with nutrients, and it makes everything wonderful. Utah is home to some amazing, award-winning artisan cheese makers. Download a copy of our local cheese pairing guide to whet your appetite.

Cheese Resources

Utah Cheese Pairing Guide

Utah Cheese Pairing Guide

Cheese Education

Cheese Education Brochure

Cheese Facts

Cheese what you may not know

Stories, Facts & Stats

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yogurt

Yogurt

  • 1 serving =  8oz
  • Made by rapidly fermenting milk, yogurt has been consumed around the world for centuries. Its naturally-containing good-for-you bacteria promote gut health, its often a cool complement to spicy foods, and the varieties are endless. From custard style yogurt to thick Greek-style strained yogurt and stirred, creamy varieties, the flavor and texture of yogurt can vary from milk to very tart. Yogurt is a great choice for those with lactose intolerance (it’s healthy bacteria digest lactose). It is delicious on it’s own or a great addition/substitution to recipes, whipped into a smoothie or incorporated as a snack. Yogurt is packed with protein and most varieties contain 11 essential vitamins and minerals.
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Lactose Free

  • Lactose intolerance refers to the body’s inability to digest lactose, which is the natural sugar found in milk. A milk allergy is different – more here. If you experience lactose intolerance, you can still keep dairy in your diet.  Many dairy products are naturally low in lactose and easily tolerated – natural cheeses and fermented products like yogurt or kefir. There are also a variety of lactose-free options on the market. Lactose-free products are made from real cows’ milk, they just have an added enzyme that breaks down the sugar before it ever reaches your gut.

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Other Dairy Products

Milk and milk products are at the heart of foods we enjoy on a daily basis. From butter, half&half, cottage cheese, and whipping cream to frozen treats like ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato to delicious dishes like macaroni and cheese, smoothies, and enchiladas, dairy foods add wonderful texture and great flavor to our meals.

Raw Milk has become increasingly popular. While it is legal to sell and purchase raw milk from licensed retailers in Utah & Nevada, know that there are potential health risks. Check out our FAQ page for more.

Ever Wonder About the Fat Content of Common Dairy Foods?

Take a Look…

Low Fat Milk

1Skim Milk: 0% Low Fat Milk: 1% Reduced Fat Milk: 2%

Whole Milk

3.25Actual: 3.25%

Cream (Half & Half)

18Range: 10.5-18%

Whipping Cream

34Range: 32-36%

Heavy Whipping Cream

38Range: 36-40%

Butter

82

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