Dairy

Cheese

Key Cheese-making is a way to preserve excess milk. In 2014, the U.S. produced 11.45 billion pounds of cheese, including 4.9 billion pounds of Italian-type cheeses and 4.5 billion pounds of American-type cheeses. Mozzarella and cheddar are the most popular cheeses among Americans.Today about 90% of the milk produced in Wisconsin is used for cheese Read more

Ice Cream

Key Facts Ice creams are dairy-based frozen foods usually consumed as snacks or desserts. Federal regulations or standards of identity stipulate that ice cream must contain a minimum of 10% milk fat and 20% total milk solids by weight. A school of thought opines that ice cream started as a luxury desert Read more

Protein Powder

Key Facts Protein powders can be made from whey, casein, egg, soy, pea, or rice. This article focuses on whey protein powders. The protein in whey protein powder is derived from liquid whey, a byproduct of the cheese-making process. Whey protein is a “complete protein,” meaning it contains all nine essential amino Read more

Yogurt

Key Facts Yogurt is made from milk cultured with live bacteria. Yogurt is consumed in a variety of ways, including Greek yogurt, drinkable yogurt, and frozen yogurt. The use of pasteurized milk is a key barrier to foodborne pathogen transmission in yogurt products. Raw milk can contain pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Read more