Arla Foods and Foremost Farms USA to Explore Strategic Partnership

Sharing a mutual ambition of leading the way in whey in the United States,  Arla Foods and U.S. based dairy cooperative Foremost Farms USA are in advanced discussions about forming a strategic partnership. 

The vision of a potential partnership is to increase the value of whey through innovation, by combining Foremost Farms’ high-quality whey with Arla Foods’ extensive ingredient know-how and strong sales channels. Recently, Arla Foods and Foremost Farms signed a Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing the possibility of a future partnership. 

Foremost Farms USA (, headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. They offer innovative solutions, technical services and customized products, ingredients and packaging for foodservice, food processing, and distributor customers. As a dairy cooperative, they are owned by 1,300 dairy farmers from a seven-state procurement area, who supply their high-quality milk. Their flexible, diverse plant network allows them to manufacture the products and ingredients that are most in demand – and provide a strong, secure market for their member-owners’ milk.