Setting the Gold Standard
For decades the Los Angeles International Competitions have bestowed gold medals to the best wines, spirits, olive oils and dairy products from around the globe, showcasing the winners at the LA County Fair. In fact, the Dairy Competition celebrated its centennial anniversary along with the Fair itself in 2022.
Now in its 101st year, the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition gathers the best of the best of an array of products from milk to cheese to butter to kefir and ice cream, and more. Some of the most distinctive palates of industry professionals from around the globe measure entries for taste, texture, odor, appearance and other qualities to determine which brand walks away with gold.
Past medal winners have included an earthy chevré, a herd of Mexican cheeses, and, in a continuing streak since the 1950s, Thrifty’s Ice Cream in flavors Rocky Road, Rainbow Sherbet and Chocolate Malted Krunch. Past states and countries represented include California, Wisconsin (of course!), Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Britain, France, Spain and the Netherlands.
The Los Angeles International Competitions are the foundation for an extensive education program that’s available to more than 600,000 paid visitors to the LA County Fair. Public wine tasting began in 1968; in 1998 a wine education center opened, complete with consumer-driven classes, tastings and a display of the award-winning wines. Extra virgin olive oils, spirits and dairy products add to the consumer experience. The Los Angeles International Competitions are committed to educating the public, featuring industry experts with extensive knowledge about selection, tasting and food pairings.
2023 COMPETITION CALENDAR
Entry Deadline – Monday, April 3
Dairy Shipments Accepted – April 11, 12 & 13, 8AM-5PM
Competition Judging Day – Saturday, April 15
Results posted on website – April 24
May 5-29, 2023: LA County Fair
Display of all award winning wines, spirits, dairy and extra virgin olive oils in the competition. The tasting of gold medal wines and extra virgin olive oil tasting. Education seminars featuring award-winning wines, spirits, dairy and extra virgin olive oil in the Los Angeles International Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace.
June 2023: Cheers!
A special public event celebrating the winners of the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits, Dairy and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competitions.
2023 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition Entry Form
2023 Cheese Categories
2023 Cultured Liquid Products and Butter Categories
2023 Fluid, Milk and Cream Categories
2023 Frozen Dairy Dessert Categories
2023 Sour Cream and Yogurt Categories
How to enter
- Determine the oil(s) you wish to enter.
- Note entry deadline and entry fee.
- Determine Division and Categories.
- Complete the online entry form once available.
2023 Shipments Accepted: April 11, 12 & 13
Ship or deliver your product(s) with entry form and fees to:
Los Angeles International Dairy Competition
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
2023 Dairy Guidelines and Information
2023 Dairy Awards
Thank you to all of the producers who participated in the 101st Anniversary Los Angeles International Dairy Competition. The 2023 Dairy competition was held on April 15th, and received 215 dairy products. There were a total of 118 Gold Medal Awards, 42 Silver Medal Awards, and 29 Bronze Medal Awards. The 2023 competition received dairy products from the USA.
2023 Dairy Winners
|Competition Awards||Downloadable Medals||Downloadable Packaging Design Medals|
|2023 Awards by Company||Best of Class|
|2023 Awards by Medal||Gold||Gold|
|2023 Awards by Product Type||Silver||Silver|
2022 Dairy Winners
|Competition Awards||Downloadable Medals|
|2022 Awards by Company||Gold|
|2022 Awards by Division Class||Silver|
News & Publicity
2020 Dairy Competition Winners
2019 Dairy Competition Winners
2018 Dairy Competition Winners
Sticker Request Form
2022 Dairy Sticker Request Form
Downloadable Medals & Logos
If you have any questions or require additional information please contact:
Phone: (909) 865-4260