Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted two requests for export assistance from Darigold to sell a total of 276 metric tons (0.608 million pounds) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia. The product will be delivered in April.
In 2011, CWT has assisted members in making export sales of Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Gouda cheese totaling 6,899 metric tons (15.2 million pounds) to 15 countries on three continents.
Assisting CWT members through the Export Assistance program positively impacts producer milk prices in the short-term and long-term by helping member cooperatives gain and maintain market share, thus expanding the demand for U.S. dairy products.
CWT will pay export bonuses to the bidders only when delivery of the product is verified by the submission of the required documentation.
Source: Cooperatives Working Together