Alta Dena

The purity in each glass

World War II was just about ending in 1945 when the Stueve family founded Alta Dena Dairy in City of Industry, California.  Alta Dena® has been committed to the highest standard of dairy processing and has kept this high standard continually for over 50 Years.

In 1958 Alta Dena was the dairy pioneer in the emerging Natural Food Industry becoming known as the “healthy milk” in Southern California and also obtained distribution across the United States.

During the last decade, Alta Dena introduced even more exciting products.  Organic milk, cheeses, orange juice and eggs further carried out the company’s theme of “The dairy that cares about your health, naturally.” Becoming part of the Dean Foods family in 1999 has enabled Alta Dena to sustain new product development and maintain its brand position as “Pure, Wholesome, and Good.”


Our commitment to excellence

At Dean Foods, we aim to be the most trusted source of wholesome, delicious dairy products for every occasion. We never forget how fortunate we are to be invited into your home. And we earn our place by holding ourselves to the highest standards.

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  • 2011-2012 Projected School Milk Product Profile, MilkPEP School Channel Survey, conducted by Prime Consulting Group.