LOS ANGELES — Good Culture, a maker of organic cottage cheese, has closed on a $3 million round of strategic funding led by existing investors CAVU Venture Partners and 301 Inc., the business development and venture unit of General Mills, Inc., and a new investment from the Eisner family through Anders Eisner, Good Culture co-founder and chairman of the board.
In March, the brand closed on a $2.1 million strategic funding round led by CAVU and 301 Inc.
“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 Jesse Merrill, co-founder and chief executive officer of Good Culture.
Good Culture offers cottage cheese in such varieties as strawberry chia, blueberry acai chia, sun-dried tomato, kalamata olive and classic in 5.3-oz fully recyclable packs. The company does not use gums or thickeners in the cottage cheese, which is made with organic whole milk from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows and is free of stabilizers and additives. The products are sold nationally in such retail outlets as Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market. The brand is launching a pineapple variety this month.
“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.Clayton Christopher, co-founder of CAVU Venture Partners, added, “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Good Culture team in their first full year and are thrilled to continue the partnership.”