Saint Benoit Creamery

Farm/Brand HeadquartersPetaluma, CA
ProductsFluid milk, cheese, yogurt
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score1405
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1405
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure90Family business with a good track record
Milk Supply100Trusted source of milk from single farm
Organic Production100Brand only markets organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification80Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) farm and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) certified facilities
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed80Markets grassfed with high percent of diet from forage
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture100Excellent pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate90Supplier farm culls to keep numbers down (planned downsizing to maintain healthy pastures)
Replacements100Closed herd
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support100Single farm
Procurement of Ingredients100No outside ingredients used
Extra Credit0None