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Genetic Engineering

Sources for Non-rBGH Cheese

The following U.S. dairy farms and manufacturers do NOT use genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in their cheese products. Many also sell milk, butter, and other dairy products. This list includes rBGH free cheese from cows only. Sheep and goats are never injected with rBGH. (Some large co-ops or dairies are in many states but are listed only once.)

We welcome readers to make copies of this list and to encourage their grocers to make rBGH products available for their customers. This list was compiled in April, 2004. If readers know of other rBGH-free producers, please let us know.

Alabama

  • Sweet Home Farm: 251-986-5663
  • Wright Dairy: 256-820-1020

Alaska

  • Windsong Farm: 907-746-5079

California

Also: all dairies in Humboldt County are rBGH-free.

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maine

  • Berkshire Cheese Company: 413-445-5935
  • Beryl Marton and Company: 888-646-8880
  • 1797Farm: 207-786 -4688
  • Hart-to-Hart Farm: 207-437-2441
  • Nezinscot Farm: 207-225-3231
  • Oakhurst Dairy: 207-772-7468
  • Smiling Hill Farm: 207 -775-4818
  • State of Maine Cheese Co: 207-236-8895

Maryland

  • South Mountain Creamery 301-371-8565
  • Trickling Springs Creamery/Springfield Farm 410-472-0738

Massachusetts

  • Berkshire Cheese Company: 413-445-5935
  • Chase Hill Farm: 978-544-6327
  • Gould Farm 413-528-1804
  • Great Hill Dairy: 508-748-2208 / 888-2208
  • Our Family Farms (Pioneer Valley Milk Marketing Cooperative): 413-772-2332
  • Smith's Country Cheese, Inc: 800-700-9974
  • Westfield Farm: 978-928-5110

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

  • Morningland Dairy Cheese: 417-469-3817

Montana

  • Lifeline Farms: 800-679-8735

New Hampshire

  • Boggy Meadow Farm: 603-756-3300 / 877-541-3953

New Jersey

New York

  • Butternut Farms: 607-783-2392
  • Brovetto Dairy and Cheese House  607-278-6622
  • Clove Mead Farm 518-834-7306
  • Country Meadows Farm  315-386-8912
  • Cowlick Farm 607-582-6611
  • Egg Farm Dairy: 800-273-6379
  • Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company: 607-387 -3108
  • Hawthorne Valley: 518-672-7500
  • Heamour Farm Farmstead Cheese  518-457-3136
  • Meadowsweet Dairy  607-582-6954
  • Mecox Bay Dairy Farm  631-537-0335
  • Old Chatham Shepherding Co. (sheep and cow blend): 888-743-3760
  • Ronnybrook Farm Dairy  212-741-6455
  • Sprout Creek Farm  845-485-9885
  • Tonjes Dairy Farm 845-482-5971

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

  • Andrew 7 Everett cheeses: 717-932-9183
  • Hails Family Farm (570) 746-1664
  • Heather Ridge Creamery: 570-723-1026
  • Hendricks Farm and Dairy: 267-718-0219
  • Highfield Dairy Farm: 717-485 -5792
  • Keswick Creamery: 717-423 -6758
  • Klein Farms 610-252-0961
  • Nature's Sunlight Farms 717-776-3417 
  • Ojala Farm  508-362-0100
  • Shalom Cheese
  • Trickling Springs Creamery  717-709-0711
  • Vale Wood Farms 814-886-7171

South Carolina

  • Happy Cow Creamery  864-243-9699

Tennessee

Texas

  • Strykly Texas Cheese Company 979-561-8468
  • Whole Foods: 512-477-4455

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

  • Bass Lake Cheese Factory: 715-247-5586
  • Bleu Mont Dairy: 608-767-2875
  • Brunkow Cheese Co-op: 608-776-4783 / 800-338-3773.
  • Burnett Dairy Co-op: 715-689-2468
  • Carr Valley Cheese: 608-986-2781
  • Cedar Grove Cheese Company: 608-546-5284
  • Chalet Cheese Co-op: 608-325-4343
  • Chippewa Valley Cheese: 715-597-2366
  • Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese: 920-478-4887
  • Crystal Lake Cheese Factory: 715-822-2437
  • Decatur Dairy: 608-897-8661
  • Eau Galle Cheese Factory: 715-283-4276
  • Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Inc: 715-273-4311
  • Fennimore Cheese: 608-822-3777
  • Family Farms Defenders: 608-260-0900
  • Full Circle Farm / North Meadows Cheese
     920-833-6704
  • Franklin Cheese Co-op: 608-325-3725
  • Frankfurt Cheese: 715-352-2345
  • Gad Cheese, Inc: 715-748-4273
  • Gile Cheese-Carr Cheese Factory: 608-744-3456 / 608-744-8455
  • Grassland Dairy Products Inc: 800-428-8837
  • Harmony Hills Dairy: 608-748-4762
  • Hill and Valley Cheese 608-654-5411 / 888-320-9469
  • Hook's Cheese Company: 608-987-3259
  • Krusen Grass Farm / Northern Meadows White Cheddar
     262-642-7312
  • Lang Farm Meats: 608-348-4105
  • Linden Cheese Factory: 608-623-2531
  • Lynn Dairy: 715-238-7129
  • Maple Grove Cheese 715-652-2214
  • Maple Leaf Cheese Co-op: 608-934-1234
  • Midvalleyvu Farms, Inc: 715-285-5331
  • Montfort Dairy Products: 608-943-6753
  • Nelson Cheese Factory: 715-673-4725
  • North Farm Cooperative: 608-241-2667 / 800-236-5880
  • Organic Choice LLC: 715-262-5879
  • Organic Creamery (800) 782-0741
  • Organic Valley: 608-625-2600 / 888-444-6455
  • Pleasant Ridge Reserve by Uplands Cheese Co. 888-935-5558
  • Renard's Cheese Factory: 920-487-2825
  • Salemville Cheese: 920-387-5740
  • Radloff's Cheese: 920-349-3266
  • Ranovael Organic Dairy: 920-336-2820
  • Ruegsegger Farm: 608-523-4705
  • Salemville Cheese, North Farm Cooperative: 800-236-5880
  • Scray's Cheese: 920-336-8359
  • Sherwood Valley: 920-754-4325
  • Silver-Lewis Cheese: 608-938-4813
  • Springside Cheese: 414-829-6395
  • Sweetland Farm  715-232-8785
  • Swiss Heritage Cheese: 608-938-4455
  • Valley View Cheese Cooperative: 608-439-5569
  • West's Hayward Dairy Company: 715-634-2244
  • Westby Cooperative Creamery: 608 -634-3181 / 800-492-9282
  • White Clover Dairy Call 920-766-5765 / 800-878-5765
  • Widmer's Cheese Cellars: 920-488-2503 / 888-878-1107
  • Wisconsin Hill & Valley Cheese: 608-654-5411
  • Wisconsin Organics: 715-758-2280

While compiling this list, we heard comments from these farmers and producers, such as "rBGH is bad for the cows, " "the cows have to be fed more and that wastes environmental resources," and "consumers are wary of cows being treated with hormones." This steroid hormone is bad for cows. Because it's used in large confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), it's also bad for the environment. Human health issues have been raised when this issue was reviewed abroad.


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