Whey handling refers to the removal of fat and curd fines from whey. It may also include pasteurization and pre-concentration, in preparation for transport.
We offer special equipment for concentrating and treating whey. Our method involves turning the proteins into globules and feeding them back into the cheese milk, where they help give the product a smooth mouth feel. This process is especially suitable for e.g. the small-scale production of fresh, high moisture cheeses.
It is also very environmentally friendly, since the treated whey proteins become part of the cheese, rather than being wasted. And producers get a higher yield from the same amount of raw ingredients, which means more profitable production. However, since the whey proteins absorb water there is a limit to how far you take this - the precise limit being determined by the type of cheese.
We can help you with your cheese production and whey handling
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