First District Association is an independent dairy cooperative in Litchfield, Minnesota operating since 1921. FDA processes over 1.5 billion pounds of milk a year, producing 45+ million pounds of powder, 140+ million pounds of cheese, and 190+ million pounds of Grade A milk. First District Association has a long history of loyal and committed members, member creameries and employees that have worked together as a powerful team to create SQF 2000 certified products that ensure that our global customers get only the highest quality products.
Dairy Ingredients: First District Association dairy ingredients are produced from fresh, sweet dairy whey. Our products provide for numerous nutritional and functional benefits. First District dairy ingredients are packaged and sold to many well-known, well-respected companies in the food industry. First District Association dairy ingredients are ultimately utilized in a wide variety of applications including: confectionary, baking, pharmaceutical, chemical, infant formula, and animal feed markets. Products Include: Whey Protein Concentrate 34%; Lactose (Standard 40 Mesh, 100 Mesh and 200 Mesh)
Cheese: First District cheese is packaged and sold to many well-known, well-respected companies in the cheese and greater food industry. First District Association cheese is ultimately utilized in a wide variety of applications that include: processed cheese, cheese powders, cheese sauces, cheese shreds, and spreadable cheeses. First District Quality measures include: Level 3: Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF).