PALATINE BRIDGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Winners from the 2023 Dairy Products Competition were recently announced, with a Capital Region-based dairy farm taking home the gold for best chocolate milk in the state. Dygert Farms Creamery was named the best chocolate milk in the state. Winners were honored at the 2023 NYS fair on Thursday.

The Dairy Products Competition looks at New York’s dairy industry to celebrate the best dairy producers and processors the state has to offer with gold or silver honors, as well as an award of excellence.

Dygert Farms Creamery is located at 243 Dygert Rd, Palatine Bridge.

Other notable winners from the competition include:

  • Stewart’s Processing also took home gold in the Flavored Milk Category, while Dygert Farms from Palatine Bridge won gold in the Chocolate Milk category.
  • Weissmann Farms from Roscoe won gold in the Small Processors Fluid Milk category.
  • HP Hood (Arkport, Vernon, and Lafargeville plants) earned the most medals overall, with a total of 14. They received the gold in the Full-fat, Low-fat, and Fat-free Cottage Cheese categories, as well as in the Sour Cream, Buttermilk, Dairy Dips, and Plain Yogurt categories.
  • Great Lakes Cheese from Adams won gold for its Cheddar, Aged Cheddar, and “Super” Aged Cheddar, earning a total of eight medals – ranking second highest overall in the competition.

“Coming from a family of dairy farmers in Ireland, I am committed to continuing our historic support for New York’s dairy producers and processors,” Governor Hochul said. “Our dairy products are some of the finest in the world and these winners are a testament to our State – I encourage all New Yorkers to enjoy these delicious award-winning products.”