skip to main content

Dairy and Dairy Alternatives

From a robust ingredient list to rich expertise, Cargill helps you create deliciously satisfying dairy products.

Category Story


Top 3 Dairy Questions


See How Our Expertise Can Work For You

Dairy products are primary diet staples around the globe. Consumers in developed countries expect new and innovative products and increased value in their dairy products, while volumes of dairy products consumed in developing countries continue to grow rapidly as income levels rise.

It is important to align your offerings to meet the changing needs of consumer lifestyles. Value, convenience, health, wellness and even indulgence now influence buying decisions. Products using natural and organic ingredients continue to grow in popularity. Successful new offerings must meet new consumer demands without sacrificing quality or taste.

At the same time, the costs of ingredients continue to increase. As a manufacturer of dairy products, you have to manage the economic impact of these key ingredients while continuing to innovate.

We continually transfer our global market knowledge and technical innovation to bring ideas and solutions to your home market. We provide access to the vast Cargill parent network; no other company can offer our depth of resources for the dairy industry. Our expertise in global markets, supply chain solutions, risk management, analytical support and processing expertise is unsurpassed.


Explore dairy applications


Cargill leads the industry in cheese making technology — our customers can rely on Cargill for a complete solution to their cheese making needs.


The industry's premier provider of dairy and nondairy creamers, liquid and dry.


Our team knows the "ins and outs" and critical points to consider in making a great cream.

Dairy Drinks

Cocoa and chocolate, juices, proteins and health promoting ingredients.

Dips & Dressings

Acidulants, cultures, and stabilizers ... we create full-fat to low-fat solutions customized to your unique processing needs.

Ice Cream & Desserts

We offer a wide range of dairy ingredients and the ability to customize a functional system specifically to meet your needs for all applications related to ice cream, water ice, sorbets and soft serve.

Powder Dairy Blends

Good dispersion, emulsifying and thickening for excellent quality and taste.

Yogurts & Quark

A full range of texturing ingredients allow us to create unique solutions for yogurt processors looking for that tailor-made, creamy texture in both stirred and cup set yogurts.

Dairy Ingredients Supplier | Cargill Food & Beverage

We have the ingredients you need to deliver great dairy, every time. Learn the depth of our ingredient portfolio for dairy and dairy alternatives.

Dairy_Home page

Get the full scoop on Cargill innovation in the evolving dairy category, including proprietary research, formulation tips and ingredients for consumer-pleasing dairy.

Dairy Insights Report Infographic

Modern dairy is not an “either/or” proposition between animal-based and alternatives. Get a peek into key category insights and strategies for winning over consumers in this infographic.

Plant-based Dairy by Design | Bulk Dairy Alternatives Ingredient Supplier | Cargill

As plant-based dairy alternatives continue to gain momentum, it will be increasingly important to push the envelope in innovation and sourcing.



Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.