The History of Our Company
In the early 1900’s many dairy farmers settled in Hilmar, California. In 1984, twelve of these dairy families formed Hilmar Cheese Company to make the most of their Jersey cows’ high solids milk. They wanted to create new opportunities for hardworking dairy farmers and give them a fair price for the milk they produced.
Those same business ethics apply to our customer relationships and a brand dedicated to unlocking the full nutritional and economic value of dairy. Focusing on research, technology and skilled staff still remain core principles of the company.
Hilmar invests in people by making education, training and growth opportunities accessible for our employees and for citizens in the communities where we live and work.
Today, the founders, along with the second and third generations, remain actively involved in guiding the company. With over 1,500 dedicated employees in Hilmar CA and Dalhart TX, we improve lives around the world.