Whitehall Specialties shares the love (and the cheese)

Times are tough for many people in our communities. We can’t change what’s happening in the world, but we can do our part to share a little love. And in our case, love equals cheese.   So far, the Whitehall Specialties family of facilities together donated 24,300 pounds of processed cheese to help our communities […]

Dedication and ingenuity make WSI employees a slice above any others

Whitehall Specialties employees are an impressive, hard-working bunch. While the country is battling an pandemic the likes of which we haven’t seen in ages, our team is putting in extra hours and finding creative ways to stay safe while keeping our country’s stores and restaurants supplied with cheese and cheese products. Here are a few […]

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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, […]


  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 […]