UDIM Staff Share their Joy of Dairy
June is National Dairy Month. Here at the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM), we’re celebrating our dairy farmers and the dairy foods they make possible – milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and more!
There are countless moments in our lives when we enjoy the undeniable taste and goodness that comes from dairy, like consuming a warm slice of cheese pizza or a yogurt parfait. Here’s a look at some of the moments in UDIM staff’s lives when dairy foods bring joy in expected and unexpected ways.
The fun of it!
“One of my favorite dairy moments has been looking in the car rear view mirror to see my 6-year-old son swinging a piece of string cheese like a lasso. I love that he’s getting a healthy, satisfying snack while stretching that amazing imagination!” – Jessica
We all scream for ice cream!
“I love ice cream! When I was growing up, I didn’t want a birthday cake. I always asked my mom to make an ice cream pie for my birthday candles. Ice cream and birthdays go together in my book!” – Emily
“Because my sister and brother had a dairy allergy, I missed out on many dairy adventures as a kid. But if I helped my dad mow my grandmother’s lawn and pull weeds in her garden, she always had a delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream for me. This huge treat was so worth all my yard work!” – Kathi
Wearing the chef’s hat
“It’s a special dairy moment for me whenever I’m making and sharing dairy-delicious foods with family and friends! Some favorites include cheese souffle made with Swiss and Parmesan cheeses; Roquefort or Camembert biscuits; Scottish shortbread cookies made with butter; and smoothies with milk and yogurt. For delicious dairy recipes, visit our Recipes section.” – Lois
Sharing with your best (canine) friend
“My favorite dairy moment was celebrating my dog Chloe’s graduation from puppy training class when the trainer treated the graduating class with dog-friendly ice cream sundaes complete with vanilla ice cream, a swirl of peanut butter, and a dog biscuit. Now we love walks up to the local ice cream shop for a small scoop of both of our favorites – vanilla ice cream!” – Brianna
A dairy food for everyone
“I love how versatile dairy is for the whole family. Yogurt boosts my breakfast smoothies with protein; chocolate milk helps my hubby refuel after a long run; string cheese gives my kid a fun and satisfying snack when we’re on the go; and ice cream is a perfect way for us to celebrate these sunny days.” – Jessica
Join us in celebrating June Dairy Month by sharing your favorite dairy moment to Instagram or twitter using #MilkMeansMoreContest and be entered to win free dairy for a year!*