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Good Culture raises $3M for strategic expansion

Good Culture cottage cheese
Existing investors CAVU Venture Partners and 301 INC participated in the round, as well as new investors.

Cottage cheese industry innovator and Irvine, California-based Good Culture has announced that it has closed another round of strategic funding—this time $3 million—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.

Good Culture has been shaking things up in the cottage cheese category and has seen strong growth throughout its impressive inaugural year. "I am humbled by how fast our brand has taken off. good culture is honored to have such amazing backers to catapult our expansion even more and fund the opportunities we have coming down the pipeline," said Cofounder and CEO Jesse Merrill.

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 5.3 oz. 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.

Good Culture will also launch their newest variety, island-inspired, organic whole milk Pineapple, at the Natural Products Expo East on September 21st in Baltimore, MD. Visit booth 8618 and experience the whole good culture product line-up.

Source: Good Culture

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