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.


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

Download Shipping Label

2023 Dairy Entry Form

2023 Dairy Guidelines and Information

2023 International Rules and Shipping Guidelines

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 AwardsDownloadable MedalsDownloadable Packaging Design Medals
2023 Awards by CompanyBest of Class 
2023 Awards by MedalGoldGold
2023 Awards by Product TypeSilverSilver

2022 Dairy Winners

Competition AwardsDownloadable Medals
2022 Awards by CompanyGold
2022 Awards by Division ClassSilver

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact:

Leah Duran
Phone: (909) 865-4260
Email: duran@fairplex.com