Idaho Dairymen's Association



Lactalis American Group

Lactalis American Group is headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with large cheese and whey operations in Nampa, Idaho. The Nampa Lactalis plant employs more than 600 Idahoans and produces cheese and whey products made from milk primarily purchased from local and regional dairies. The Nampa facility is the company’s flagship U.S. plant and is part of Lactalis American Group, which in the United States produces some of America’s most popular cheese brands, including President, Galbani, Sorrento, Precious, and Rondelé. Beyond its leadership in cheese, Lactalis Group has demonstrated its global reach by supplying more than 600,000 metric tons of dairy ingredients worldwide.

With continuous investments in Idaho in recent years, Lactalis American Group has enriched its portfolio of products by expanding its cheese offerings. Its Nampa facility is the largest fresh mozzarella facility in North America with a unique coagulator process, cream cheese, mascarpone, and new generations of dairy ingredients like Lactowell (whey replacer) and Sensadairy (milk powder alternative). The plant also has increased its capacity for Whey Protein Concentrate and expanded into a new segment with Whey Protein Isolate.

Lactalis aims to provide customers with sustainable dairy resources and optimized formulations, improved functionalities (flavor enhancement, fat replacement, egg replacement, protein fortification, heat stability), and improved taste and cost competitive solutions. Ingredients are custom designed to meet specific needs and challenges in a variety of industries, from the feed and pet food industry to the food, baby food, health and wellness, sports nutrition, and weight management industries.


Yann Connan
Sales Manager
Phone: +1.716.823.6262 ext. 1267