Hillmar's Ben Smith and Muthu Ramanathan pictured with two silver medals at the 2024 World Championship Cheese Contest awards banquet

Hilmar Whey Protein Medals in 2024 World Championship Cheese Contest

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Hilmar, CA. April 30, 2024

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. was awarded two silver medals at the CheeseExpo banquet celebrating the World Championship Cheese Contest on April 18, 2024.

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The World Championship Cheese Contest is the premier cheese and dairy competition hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association biennially since 1957. This is this first year that Hilmar entered the contest after experiencing success in last year’s United States Championship Cheese Contest, joining the ring with over 3,300 entries from 25 countries.

Hilmar 9000 Whey Protein Isolate and Hilmar 9010 Instantized Whey Protein Isolate were both silver medalists in their respective categories. Hilmar 9000 is a 90% whey protein isolate with a neutral flavor and favorable mineral profile. It provides acid heat stability, high protein, low lactose and low fat content for use in bars and acidic beverages. With superior nutritive value, Hilmar 9000 is ideal for protein fortification.

Hilmar 9010 is an agglomerated instantized whey protein isolate derived from sweet dairy whey manufactured by a special cross-flow filtration process. While it shares many nutritional benefits and functional features with Hilmar 9000, it is designed for dry-mix applications to enhance dispersibility and quick hydration into solution.

Muthu Ramanathan, Hilmar’s Ingredients Technical Manager, proudly accepted the award on behalf of the Hilmar team and is pictured with Ben Smith, Hilmar’s Cheese Product Manager. Ben served as a technical judge for the cheese competition.


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