Dairy Foods in Oregon

Oregon is proud to boast award winning dairy foods from all across the state. From artisan cheese makers to ice cream and cream cheese, Oregon is recognized globally for exceptional quality and taste. Learn more about the great dairy foods on offer.


Oregon is the proud home to 141 dairy farms producing milk for our communities and is ranked 7th in the country for quality. It takes less than 48 hours for milk to get from the farm to the fridge at the store, before finally heading home to you and your family. In a latte, poured over your cereal or chilled in a glass on its own, drinking milk is a way to support your health and local dairy farming communities.


Cheese is one of our state’s specialties and a staple in most households. A culinary marvel, with a vast array of flavors, textures, and types to explore, each cheese has its own unique personality. Whether enjoyed on its own, melted into a dish, or paired with fruits and nuts, cheese adds a delightful touch to any meal.


Yogurt is a versatile dairy food that has gained popularity for its creamy texture and probiotic benefits. Made by fermenting live bacteria cultures, yogurt possess tangy flavor and helps promote good gut health. Enjoy it plain, with fruits and granola, or use it as a creamy base for dips, sauces and desserts.

Ice Cream

Ice cream is the quintessential frozen dairy dessert, loved by people of all ages. Made from a mixture of milk, cream, sugar, and flavorings, ice cream comes in countless flavors and varieties. In Oregon, we have a huge selection of ice cream producers who bring us delightful flavors and textures from around the world. Whether you prefer classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate or more adventurous ones like mango and matcha, there’s an ice cream flavor for everyone to enjoy. Want to hit some of these hot spots for a cool treat? Check out our Ice Cream Trail.

Other Dairy Foods

There are many other beloved dairy foods, like butter, which is a staple in cooking and baking. Cream is another versatile dairy product, used to add richness to sauces, soups, and desserts. Not to mention cottage cheese, cream cheese or even whey protein. Together, these dairy foods form a delicious and nutritious part of our diets, offering a taste of tradition and a world of culinary possibilities.