NorCal comes from family farmers who believe in the welfare and humane treatment of their animals. Located in Humboldt and Del Norte counties in Northern California, our farmers' cows are a heritage breed called Jersey cows. These cows graze year-round on fresh pasture of clover, rye, and other native grasses.
When converting liquid whey to a powdered form, we use industry leading techniques of cold-processed microfiltration and small batch drying to ensure the most nutrient dense protein.
Unlike many of the mass-market proteins out there, NorCal Organic Whey is never acid or bleach processed. Acid and bleach processing strips away many of the most important nutritional factors in whey protein, and many companies have to add these back with amino acids that are created in a lab. Since NorCal is treated as gently as possible, we have no need to add back the naturally occurring factors.
Family Owned and Operated Since 1921
We work with Rumiano Cheese Company is the oldest family-owned cheese company in California. With over four generations of family involvement, the Rumiano family knows dairy.
The unique coastal climate of Northern California provide abundance of lush wild grasses and nearly year long climate for the cows. On average they graze on pasture over 300 days a year, among the highest number of days on pasture of any region in world.
During the winter months the cows are given localy harvested grasses and an organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, blend of barley, alfalfa, corn and minerals. Rumiano Cheese was the first to be Non-GMO Project Verified, and are continuously improving their methods and those of their dairy farm partners.