Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance to sell 2.590 million lbs. of cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. Bids were accepted from CWT-member cooperatives Bongards Creamery, Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association. The product will be delivered in February through August 2015.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 7.231 million lbs. of cheese and 18.453 million lbs. of butter to 16 countries on four continents. The sales are the equivalent of 481.929 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.