Cottage cheese industry innovator and Irvine, California-based good culture® has announced that it has closed another round of strategic funding – this time $3MM – with existing investors CAVU Venture Partners and 301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit of General Mills, and new investment from the Eisner family through Anders Eisner, good culture Chairman of the Board.
On a mission to bring good cottage cheese back, Founders Jesse Merrill and Anders Eisner saw that cottage cheese had the potential to be propelled to the forefront of the real food movement, so they reinvigorated the dairy aisle with a thicker and creamier certified organic, grass-fed, additive free cottage cheese.
Clayton Christopher, Cofounder of CAVU Venture Partners said, "We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the good culture team in their first full year and are thrilled to continue the partnership."
"We're excited to extend our partnership with good culture through this additional investment as they continue to scale their mission to ignite the nascent cottage cheese category," said John Haugen, Vice President and General Manager of 301 INC.
High in protein and low in sugar, good culture is gourmet cottage cheese made with simple ingredients and organic milk from pasture-raised cows that roam free on sustainable family farms. good culture's extraordinary savory and sweet whole milk cottage cheese varieties, including Strawberry Chia, Blueberry Açaí Chia, Kalamata Olive, and Classic, are sold in convenient on-the-go, fully-recyclable 5.3oz cups at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Wegman's, Meijer, select ShopRite and Publix as well as other fine grocers nationwide. With each good culture purchase, 1 percent of the sale will go to 1% for the Planet, a global network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the environment.