Locals scream for ice cream at Rosa Brothers ten year celebration

Rosa Brothers milk company celebrates their ‘udderly fresh’ milk with locals at Zumwalt park with vendors and live music

TULARE – In celebration with the community where it began, Rosa Brothers Milk Company celebrated their ten year anniversary in Tulare surrounded by those who have made their success possible.

On Sept. 10, many supporters gathered at Zumwalt Park in Tulare for live music, ice cream, milk samples, carnival games and raffle prizes. Attendees had the opportunity to walk through and sample a variety of things in a little farmers market. Children were able to bounce around on a bounce house and participate in carnival games. While raffle prizes were being won, good food was enjoyed from local food trucks. 

“It seems like just yesterday it was 2012 and we were producing our first batch of glass bottled milk. How quickly the past ten years have flown by!” Noel Rosa, President of Rosa Brothers Milk Company said. “We look forward to continuing to provide California families the freshest, highest quality products for many years to come.”

Tularians gathered together to listen to live music performed by Midnight Wine, while eating from local food trucks like Tacos San Marcos, Big Poppa’s Wood Fired Pizza and Lulu’s Kettle Corn. Rosa Brothers brought their ice cream truck with several flavors including their newest release of chocolate chip cookie dough as well as their seasonal flavors, pumpkin spice and peppermint chip. The other flavors included, pistachio, rocky road, vanilla, coffee n’ chip, strawberry and coconut n’ chocolate.

Patron’s taste buds had no shortage of excitement. There were several tasting options from ice cream, to cookies, to bread. Vendors in the farmers market included Hanford Portuguese Bakery, Dad’s Cookies, Enzo’s Table, The Nutty Gourmet and Top ‘O the Morn Farms. Rosa Brother’s was also selling their dairy products as well as some of their merchandise.

Rosa Brother’s seasonal flavors are back. Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint chip flavored ice cream and coffee creamer were available for tasting on Saturday. Noel said, once the eggnog flavor returns, pumpkin spice will end. Peppermint chip and eggnog flavors will remain until the new year. 

Noel and Rolland Rosa, third generation dairy farmers, began production of their glass bottled milk and super premium ice cream in September 2012 with only a handful of stores selling their products. The Rosa Brothers have remained true to their local roots while ensuring the freshest and highest quality products. Today, Rosa Brothers products can be found at more than 875 locations throughout California.

Noel said his family realized there was nowhere to buy fresh local fluid milk. All the milk from the area was going toward cheese and powders. It sparked the desire to open a local creamery and the rest is history. Noel said when they originally began, they did not have a roadmap of where they would like to end up, but he is happy with where they are today. 

“I’d say we’re probably about where we wanted to be, as far as a pretty well known brand, locally, that is providing fresh dairy products, high quality dairy products, day in and day out for the last 10 years,” Noel said.

Rosa Brothers’ glass bottled milk is offered in a variety of flavors and sizes. Additional products include 16 decadent flavors of super premium ice cream, half and half, heavy cream, coffee creamers and Eggnog, a seasonal favorite that makes its annual appearance during the holidays.

Rosa Brothers Milk Company Creamery Store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please visit RosaBrothers.com or call 559-685-2500. For information on where to purchase Rosa Brothers products, click on “Where to Buy” at RosaBrothers.com.

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