Pizza Expo Trends Point to Plant-Based Cheese Products

Dave Kelsey left the International Pizza Exposition in Las Vegas last month feeling very good about the prospects for plant-based cheese products. “I left the show excited about the tangible progress we are making industry-wide toward something quite revolutionary,” Kelsey, Chief Operations Officer at Whitehall Specialties, said. “I’d say we are 75% there as it […]

LOAF LINE SHELF LIFE EXTENDED

Whitehall Specialties’ SQF Level 3 certification is one example of the company’s dedication to safe, quality food. That dedication was recently highlighted with the completion of a shelf life study that successfully extended the shelf life of six different loaf products. “We received requests from our international customers to extend the shelf life of some […]

Overcoming Application Challenges with Non-SOI Cheese

Standard of identity (SOI) cheeses have limitations that prove challenging when it comes to formulating a variety of prepared food applications. From price fluctuations and taste challenges to performance limitations, food scientists and formulators have their work cut out for them due to the fact that, by definition, SOI cheeses limit formulators’ degrees of freedom […]

KEY INSIGHTS FROM THE 2017 WISCONSIN CHEESE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Nearly 2,500 cheese industry leaders, suppliers and manufacturers gathered in Madison for the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference (WCIC), organized by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and the Center for Dairy Research. One of the most influential conferences affecting the industry, the event is a great opportunity to observe important trends. Steve Lutzke, Technical Sales Manager, […]

WHITE CHEDDAR RANCH EARNS WHITEHALL ITS BEST FINISH EVER!

Whitehall Specialties earned third place with its White Cheddar Ranch entry in the “Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread” category at the 2017 United States Champion Cheese Contest – its highest placing ever in the competition. The White Cheddar Ranch received 98.90 out of 100 possible points. The company was also awarded 6th place for its Cheddar […]

RSPO CERTIFIED: Committed to Sustainability

  Unparalleled Commitment to Sustainability Whitehall Specialties has been busy working with its customers to phase out any Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) in compliance with the FDA’s removal of any PHOs from its GRAS category. As a result, the company has incorporated Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) as its preferred trans-fat free fat source option, […]

OPPORTUNITY (UN)DEFINED

  Low Sodium? Trans fat, cholesterol and lactose free – Packed full of calcium, protein, vitamins and fiber? – All in a delicious cheese product? Not possible? We disagree. The FDA created a new opportunity in the healthy snack food category for Whitehall Specialties when it established product definitions, standards and compositions for most common […]

Whitehall Specialties to Open Fourth Location!

  (Whitehall, WI, July 26, 2016) – Whitehall Specialties is pleased to announce the acquisition of the property, buildings and equipment of the former Castle Cheese manufacturing facility in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. This acquisition represents the company’s fourth processed cheese manufacturing facility. The facility is expected to be operational this fall, and will provide additional […]

Whitehall Launches New Loaf Line

Whitehall Specialties recently responded to customer demand by expanding its loaf line offerings and capabilities. Scheduled to launch in early fall, the new line features processing equipment that will broaden Whitehall’s already impressive library of cheese products with enhanced product offerings, increased capacity, new packaging capabilities and increased shelf-life. “Previously customers were limited to five pound […]

Whitehall Specialties’ Response to Act 120

In 2015, the state of Vermont passed mandatory GMO labeling legislation, named Act 120. This state law will take effect on July 1, 2016 and requires that all products produced with genetically engineered ingredients sold at retail in the state of Vermont be labeled accordingly.  Since Whitehall Specialties, along with many of our private label […]