T.G. Lee

One cow and twenty acres of land was all it took for Thomas Gilbert Lee and his wife, Elizabeth, to start what is now Central Florida’s largest dairy.

In those early days of 1925, Lee sold all of his milk at the wholesale level. Later he expanded to door-to-door customers. He built the dairy’s first high-tech milking parlor in 1934. It became a major attraction in Orlando, attracting crowds who wanted to see cows being milked by machine!

Today, T.G. Lee® Dairy is considered Florida’s hometown dairy. In addition to milk and juice, we deliver a full line of cultured products, cream, butter and eggs across Central, West and North Florida.

Times have changed since the days of hand milking, but T.G. Lee Dairy’s commitment to delivering the highest quality dairy products to consumers remains the same.


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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