Drink Local. Eat Local. Choose 100% REAL Dairy

The Farm to Table Values You're Looking For

The farm-to-table cycle begins on local dairy farms where fresh milk is picked up daily and delivered to our farmer-owned plants. From there, products are packaged and distributed throughout our communities. Prairie Farms has represented American agriculture since 1938. We are a dairy cooperative - meaning we are owned and operated by 600+ farm families. All selflessly take on the tremendous responsibility of feeding America, being on the job 24/7, 365 days a year.


Our Farmers are Your Neighbors

From our farm families to the team members who operate our manufacturing facilities and deliver our products, we all have one thing in common... A passion for doing our part to help feed American families.

America's Most Awarded Cottage Cheese

Our award-winning cottage cheese is blended to perfection with milk and cream from our family-owned farms.

Packed with 12 grams of protein in each serving, it's an easy ingredient to add richness and depth to recipes, both sweet and savory.


2023 World Dairy Expo Reigning Champion

In a competition featuring more than 1,560 entries, Prairie Farms won 62 total awards:

1 Grand Champion
21 First Place
23 Second Place
17 Third Place

Recipes Featuring Cottage Cheese

Protein Dill Dip

  Protein Dill Dip A classic dill dip recipe, but packed with protein and flavor using Prairie Farms ...

Creamy Tomato Rigatoni

  Creamy Tomato Rigatoni Whip up a protein-packed dinner in under 30 minutes by adding Prairie Farms Lactose-Free ...

Cottage Cheese Toast

  Cottage Cheese Toast Dress up your toast with Prairie Farms Cottage Cheese and your favorite toppings for ...

Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Shells

  Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Shells Soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger (along with the natural juices of ...

Zesty Fiesta Cottage Cheese Triangles

  Zesty Fiesta Cottage Cheese Triangles Filling3 Tbsp Prairie Farms Salted Butter1 medium Onion (Finely chopped)4 oz Feta ...

Vegetarian Meatballs

  Vegetarian Meatballs Sauce1/4 Cup vegetable oil1/4 Cup Distilled white vinegar1 Cup apricot jam1 Cup ketchup1/2 Cup Fresh ...

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

  Lasagna Stuffed Peppers 6 Large Sweet Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, halved and seededWater (as needed)1 lb ...

Veggie Cottage Cheese Cornbread

  Veggie Cottage Cheese Cornbread 1/3 Cup Prairie Farms unsalted butter melted2 eggs8 oz Cornbread mix (dry)1 Carton ...

Cottage Cheese Triangles

  Cottage Cheese Triangles 3 Tbsp Prairie Farms Salted Butter1 Onion, Finely chopped10 Oz Frozen chopped spinach - ...

Super Protein Cottage Cheese Waffles

  Super Protein Cottage Cheese Waffles 1 cup Old-fashioned oats1 cup Prairie Farms Small Curd Cottage Cheese1 Tbsp ...

Cottage Cheese Berry Crepes

  Cottage Cheese Berry Crepes CREPES:1 1/4 cup Prairie Farms milk1 tablespoon brown sugar2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 large ...

Spinach & Cottage Cheese Lasagna

  Spinach & Cottage Cheese Lasagna 16 lasagna noodles (cooked and drained)16 oz Prairie Farms cottage cheese (small ...
Generational Dairy Farms

An astounding fact is that farmers make up just 1.3% of the employed U.S. population which means most people are three to five generations removed from a farm.

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Educational Farm Tours

From preschoolers to college students to parents and grandparents, our dairy farmers address common topics like animal welfare, antibiotics, milk production, and sustainability.

Inspiring Future Dairy Farmers

Our farm families are dedicated to their local communities. They inspire future dairy farmers every day by sharing their story, and how important it is to have local food sources.

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We Love Our Cows

Our farm families love their cows and treat them like part of the family. Ask any of our farmers who eats breakfast first on the farm, and they'll all say "their girls" do. 


North, South, East and West. We've Got the Midwest Covered.

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Choose 100% Real Dairy And Accept No Substitutes

  • NO Artificial Growth Hormones
  • Owned by 600+ Farm Families
  • Committed to Animal Care
  • Committed to Sustainability
  • Committed to Freshness
  • Committed to Quality Assurance -
    Strict Control - No Antibiotics*
    * Ensures milk shipped to stores is free of antibiotics

Not Only Do Our Cows Get an Early Start, We Do Too.

Each morning they load up and hit the streets, making hundreds of stops, delivering Prairie Farms products.

Take a look around and you'll find our milk and dairy products nearly everywhere - grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, schools, restaurants, hospitals, and other food service outlets.

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