Outlet: The Modesto Bee via Yahoo!News
Title: Riverbank maker of unusual cheese snacks is among 3 in region with dairy innovation grants
Date: June 9, 2024

Cheese Bits just got a $500,000 federal grant to help it expand. It now employs five full-time and 10 part-time people. The goal is to have everyone full-time at some point, Choy said.

Smaller grants went to two other dairy producers in the region. Hilmar Cheese Co. got $40,000 to update its visitor center. Another $40,450 will help add drinkable yogurt at Stuyt Dairy Farmstead Cheese Co., near Escalon.

The grant came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Pacific Coast Coalition Dairy Business Innovation Initiative. It awarded a total of $5.87 million across six states in May.