Honors and Awards
"We here at Joseph Farms are deeply honored to have received numerous awards for our cheese over the years. However, the praise that means most to us is from our loyal customers and their families. As a family business, we always have family in mind when we make our all-natural cheese; your family and ours.”
Environmental Honors and Awards
2014 - US Dairy Sustainability Award - Joseph Gallo Farms, maker of Joseph Farms® Cheese, received an award for Outstanding Dairy Processing and Manufacturing Sustainability. The award cited the farms’ use of energy-efficient equipment and cutting-edge technology in its cheese plant. Out of more than 40 nominees there were 5 winners and only 1 in this category.
2012 - Joseph Gallo Farms was a recipient of the 2012 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), which is California's highest environmental honor. All nominations undergo an extensive screening, review and evaluation process. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California's precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State's economy.
2009, 2010, 2011 - WRAP Award - For three years running, the California Environmental Protection Agency named Joseph Gallo Farms a winner the prestigious Waste Reduction Awards Program for improving the environment by reducing waste.
2007 - Joseph Gallo Farms was awarded the Innovative Farmer of the Year award by the International Dairy Foods Association for applying creativity, excellence and forward thinking to achieve greater farm productivity and improved milk marketing.
2004 - In June 2004, Michael D. Gallo was the runner up of the 2004 National Wetlands Conservation Awards, presented by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Mr. Gallo was presented with this award for developing a unique agricultural conservation easement affecting 2130 acres, featuring wildlife compatible crops, as well as enhancing riparian habitats. The restored systems are providing critical habitat for several thousand arctic nesting geese and other local migratory bird species.
2001 - In November 2001, Joseph Gallo Farms received a prestigious environmental award presented by the United States Environmental Protection Agency "in recognition of its outstanding leadership in protecting the environment and public health for this and future generations."
2000 - In November 2000, Joseph Gallo Farms was presented with a Certificate of Recognition in The 2000 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards "in recognition of meritorious contributions to environmental protection and resource conservation in the State of California."
1996 - Joseph Gallo Farms was presented with an environmental award by the Central Valley Joint Habitat for providing over 2000 acres of land for a perpetual conservation easement, dedicating 1500 acres to the production of wildlife-friendly crops and restoring 102 acres to wetlands.
Business Honors and Awards
Cheese and Milk Awards
Joseph Farms cheese has been awarded more than 70 Medals, Including 45 Gold medals at prestigious state and world-wide competitions!
Over the past three decades, Joseph Farms has earned countless honors for our premium quality milk and cheese. Most recently in 2009, Joseph Farms brought home 17 medals in all, including a Gold Medal for our Provolone cheese and a Bronze Medal for Cheddar at the 2009 World Cheese Awards, Canary Islands.
We were also awarded 10 Gold medals at the International Dairy Competition, Los Angeles
We at Joseph Farms are deeply honored and humbled by this recognition, and it inspires us to continually improve in all that we do.