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ITALY: WHEY POWDER from Cheese (Regions)

This page provides with the approximate Whey output (in liquid and powder form) obtained by the Cheeses produced in Italy.

The Whey in liquid form can be used for:
  • animal feed
  • producing Whey Powder (Whey Powder for animal feed and food products)
  • producing further by-products such as: Ricotta, Edible Lactose, Liquid Permeate, Whey Protein Concentrate.
The analysis takes into consideration liquid whey volumes obtained by all type of cheeses (hard, semi-hard, soft and fresh): here below the table containing conversion coefficients used for calculation.

Further below there are tables and charts showing the annual Whey quantity breakdown by Italian Regions and cheese typology (hard, semi-hard, soft and fresh).

To check data by geographical area (North, Middle and South) please click here
 
Product Cheese Yield per
100 Kg of milk
Kg of Whey obtained
da 100 kg of milk
Kg of Whey Powder obtained
by 100 kg of Liquid Whey
Hard cheeses 7,88 85 6.3
Semi-hard cheeses 10,45 85 6.3
Soft cheeses 13,22 85 6.3
Fresh cheeses 14,98 85 6.3
Source: Processed by Clal
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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY ALL CHEESES - YEAR 2015
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 92.855 841.756 715.492 45.076
Valle d'Aosta 2.838 26.082 22.170 1.397
Lombardia 444.229 4.080.596 3.468.506 218.516
Liguria 898 9.066 7.706 485
Trentino Alto Adige 39.132 331.423 281.710 17.748
Veneto 121.769 1.179.091 1.002.227 63.140
Friuli Venezia Giulia 17.648 140.717 119.609 7.535
Emilia Romagna 168.867 1.922.566 1.634.181 102.953
Toscana 26.783 244.533 207.853 13.095
Umbria 7.143 53.408 45.396 2.860
Marche 18.192 129.711 110.255 6.946
Lazio 27.627 216.714 184.207 11.605
Abruzzo 3.433 28.821 24.498 1.543
Molise 19.907 135.741 115.380 7.269
Campania 83.243 576.506 490.030 30.872
Puglia 48.717 337.905 287.219 18.095
Basilicata 3.702 27.133 23.063 1.453
Calabria 13.731 103.097 87.632 5.521
Sicilia 18.344 171.216 145.533 9.169
Sardegna 47.610 581.573 494.337 31.143
TOTAL ITALY 1.206.668 11.137.652 9.467.004 596.421
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY HARD CHEESES - YEAR 2015
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 27.501 348.996 296.647 18.689
Valle d'Aosta 17 216 183 12
Lombardia 152.639 1.937.039 1.646.483 103.728
Liguria 406 5.152 4.379 276
Trentino Alto Adige 10.087 128.003 108.802 6.855
Veneto 51.116 648.674 551.373 34.736
Friuli Venezia Giulia 2.859 36.277 30.835 1.943
Emilia Romagna 131.496 1.668.731 1.418.421 89.361
Toscana 10.549 133.869 113.789 7.169
Umbria 531 6.736 5.726 361
Marche 933 11.839 10.063 634
Lazio 4.572 58.023 49.319 3.107
Abruzzo 857 10.872 9.241 582
Molise 9 113 96 6
Campania 472 5.984 5.086 320
Puglia 478 6.071 5.160 325
Basilicata 15 185 157 10
Calabria 631 8.009 6.808 429
Sicilia 4.224 53.605 45.565 2.871
Sardegna 42.576 540.301 459.256 28.933
TOTAL ITALY 441.965 5.608.694 4.767.390 300.346
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY SEMI-HARD CHEESES - YEAR 2015
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 3.584 34.294 29.150 1.836
Valle d'Aosta 2.345 22.438 19.073 1.202
Lombardia 50.214 480.512 408.435 25.731
Liguria 126 1.207 1.026 65
Trentino Alto Adige 2.277 21.792 18.523 1.167
Veneto 14.560 139.329 118.430 7.461
Friuli Venezia Giulia 277 2.650 2.252 142
Emilia Romagna 262 2.502 2.127 134
Toscana 704 6.736 5.726 361
Umbria 479 4.583 3.895 245
Marche 837 8.006 6.805 429
Lazio 1.186 11.347 9.645 608
Abruzzo 113 1.078 917 58
Molise 922 8.822 7.499 472
Campania 6.030 57.702 49.047 3.090
Puglia 2.963 28.351 24.099 1.518
Basilicata 761 7.278 6.186 390
Calabria 2.442 23.368 19.863 1.251
Sicilia 7.939 75.974 64.578 4.068
Sardegna 2.084 19.946 16.954 1.068
TOTAL ITALY 100.102 957.917 814.229 51.296
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY SOFT CHEESES - YEAR 2015
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 51.884 392.465 333.595 21.017
Valle d'Aosta 284 2.149 1.827 115
Lombardia 58.194 440.197 374.168 23.573
Liguria 299 2.259 1.921 121
Trentino Alto Adige 3.301 24.973 21.227 1.337
Veneto 18.713 141.551 120.319 7.580
Friuli Venezia Giulia 5.530 41.828 35.554 2.240
Emilia Romagna 4.057 30.691 26.088 1.644
Toscana 290 2.191 1.863 117
Umbria 1.287 9.732 8.272 521
Marche 269 2.032 1.727 109
Lazio 1.523 11.520 9.792 617
Abruzzo 477 3.607 3.066 193
Molise 142 1.074 913 58
Campania 589 4.458 3.789 239
Puglia 1.397 10.566 8.981 566
Basilicata 148 1.116 948 60
Calabria 643 4.860 4.131 260
Sicilia 426 3.220 2.737 172
Sardegna 1.841 13.923 11.834 746
TOTAL ITALY 151.292 1.144.415 972.752 61.283
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY FRESH CHEESES - YEAR 2015
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 9.887 66.001 56.101 3.534
Valle d'Aosta 192 1.279 1.087 68
Lombardia 183.183 1.222.847 1.039.420 65.483
Liguria 67 447 380 24
Trentino Alto Adige 23.467 156.656 133.157 8.389
Veneto 37.381 249.536 212.106 13.363
Friuli Venezia Giulia 8.982 59.962 50.968 3.211
Emilia Romagna 33.052 220.641 187.545 11.815
Toscana 15.240 101.736 86.476 5.448
Umbria 4.847 32.356 27.503 1.733
Marche 16.154 107.835 91.660 5.775
Lazio 20.346 135.824 115.450 7.273
Abruzzo 1.987 13.264 11.274 710
Molise 18.835 125.732 106.872 6.733
Campania 76.153 508.362 432.108 27.223
Puglia 43.879 292.917 248.979 15.686
Basilicata 2.779 18.554 15.771 994
Calabria 10.016 66.859 56.830 3.580
Sicilia 5.755 38.416 32.654 2.057
Sardegna 1.109 7.403 6.293 396
TOTAL ITALY 513.309 3.426.627 2.912.633 183.496
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source