How is Source Organic Whey Protein Made?

January 02 2015
Tagged in January 2015 , research and information

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Rumiano Cheese CompanyWhat makes Source Organic Whey stand out to compared to other organic whey proteins? The name says it all. How we SOURCE our whey is the most important part. Unlike other organic whey proteins we tell our customer exactly where our whey comes from. We work directly with the family owned and operated Rumiano Cheese Company and the local dairies in and surrounding Crescent City California.  The pastures, soil, and weather in and around Crescent City make for arguably the best dairy farming conditions in the United States. With well over 300 days/year of green pastures, these cows are truly pasture fed.

Milk from the family dairies arrives at the Rumiano Cheese factory and is heated in large vats to meet FDA pasteurization requirements. There is NO raw organic whey  due to FDA limitations and feasibility of production.

Renin and cultures specific to the cheese being made are added to the vat of milk. Once the curd is set the curds are cut and the liquid whey is filtered out of the vats and into the whey processing plant. The cheese curds are then pressed into block or rounds of cheese.

The liquid whey is passed through a series of filters which filter the solid whey particles form the liquid. When nearly all the water is removed the whey is sprayed into a drying container which fills directly into large bags. The large bags become smaller bags of Source Organic Classic Whey.

For Source Organic, the whey is blended with less than 1% organic sunflower lecithin which coats each particle of whey to allow the whey to dissolve more easily in water.

From farm to you we have the shortest distance of farm fresh milk to whey.

Many thanks to the cows, farmers, and the Rumiano family.

Thanks for reading!