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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 8,01 85 6.3
Semi-hard cheeses 10,63 85 6.3
Soft cheeses 13,45 85 6.3
Fresh cheeses 14,53 85 6.3
Source: Processed by Clal
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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY ALL CHEESES - YEAR 2018
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 107.819 948.114 805.897 50.771
Valle d'Aosta 2.467 22.369 19.013 1.198
Liguria 440 4.115 3.498 220
Lombardia 471.513 4.289.800 3.646.330 229.719
Trentino Alto Adige 44.353 382.693 325.289 20.493
Veneto 126.876 1.231.277 1.046.586 65.935
Friuli Venezia Giulia 22.567 177.485 150.862 9.504
Emilia Romagna 184.555 2.105.863 1.789.983 112.769
Toscana 29.674 275.712 234.355 14.764
Umbria 7.716 58.176 49.449 3.115
Marche 21.205 153.751 130.689 8.233
Lazio 25.049 187.214 159.132 10.025
Abruzzo 3.617 29.707 25.251 1.591
Molise 19.580 137.693 117.039 7.373
Campania 93.454 664.784 565.066 35.599
Puglia 55.969 398.425 338.662 21.336
Basilicata 3.882 28.845 24.519 1.545
Calabria 12.762 95.115 80.848 5.093
Sicilia 15.206 135.527 115.198 7.257
Sardegna 59.332 703.608 598.067 37.678
TOTAL ITALY 1.308.035 12.030.273 10.225.732 644.221
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY HARD CHEESES - YEAR 2018
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 29.681 370.554 314.971 19.843
Valle d'Aosta 24 297 253 16
Liguria 131 1.639 1.393 88
Lombardia 156.364 1.952.106 1.659.290 104.535
Trentino Alto Adige 11.806 147.385 125.277 7.892
Veneto 55.710 695.506 591.180 37.244
Friuli Venezia Giulia 3.035 37.884 32.201 2.029
Emilia Romagna 148.407 1.852.767 1.574.852 99.216
Toscana 12.511 156.189 132.760 8.364
Umbria 647 8.077 6.866 433
Marche 922 11.504 9.779 616
Lazio 2.035 25.406 21.595 1.360
Abruzzo 789 9.848 8.371 527
Molise 3 39 33 2
Campania 506 6.317 5.370 338
Puglia 982 12.265 10.425 657
Basilicata 26 323 275 17
Calabria 863 10.772 9.156 577
Sicilia 4.356 54.386 46.228 2.912
Sardegna 51.724 645.742 548.880 34.579
TOTAL ITALY 480.520 5.999.004 5.099.153 321.247
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY SEMI-HARD CHEESES - YEAR 2018
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 2.980 28.038 23.832 1.501
Valle d'Aosta 2.001 18.824 16.000 1.008
Liguria 104 974 828 52
Lombardia 52.769 496.417 421.954 26.583
Trentino Alto Adige 4.117 38.727 32.918 2.074
Veneto 14.474 136.162 115.738 7.291
Friuli Venezia Giulia 499 4.691 3.988 251
Emilia Romagna 125 1.180 1.003 63
Toscana 366 3.438 2.923 184
Umbria 299 2.810 2.388 150
Marche 970 9.121 7.753 488
Lazio 1.035 9.738 8.278 521
Abruzzo 106 999 849 53
Molise 997 9.375 7.969 502
Campania 7.156 67.320 57.222 3.605
Puglia 2.837 26.692 22.689 1.429
Basilicata 767 7.211 6.129 386
Calabria 903 8.497 7.222 455
Sicilia 2.166 20.376 17.320 1.091
Sardegna 1.251 11.766 10.001 630
TOTAL ITALY 95.921 902.357 767.003 48.321
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY SOFT CHEESES - YEAR 2018
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 58.385 434.086 368.973 23.245
Valle d'Aosta 367 2.729 2.319 146
Liguria 164 1.216 1.034 65
Lombardia 64.229 477.539 405.908 25.572
Trentino Alto Adige 1.650 12.268 10.428 657
Veneto 17.074 126.945 107.903 6.798
Friuli Venezia Giulia 7.084 52.668 44.768 2.820
Emilia Romagna 7.225 53.717 45.660 2.877
Toscana 870 6.468 5.498 346
Umbria 1.259 9.361 7.957 501
Marche 362 2.691 2.287 144
Lazio 1.455 10.816 9.193 579
Abruzzo 231 1.720 1.462 92
Molise 735 5.464 4.644 293
Campania 1.269 9.432 8.017 505
Puglia 1.021 7.587 6.449 406
Basilicata 86 642 546 34
Calabria 311 2.315 1.968 124
Sicilia 1.812 13.472 11.451 721
Sardegna 4.246 31.567 26.832 1.690
TOTAL ITALY 169.834 1.262.705 1.073.299 67.618
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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WHEY POWDER VOLUMES (TONS) OBTAINED
BY FRESH CHEESES - YEAR 2018
Region  Cheese production  Milk Equivalent   Whey obtained  Whey powder obtained 
Piemonte 16.773 115.436 98.120 6.182
Valle d'Aosta 75 519 441 28
Liguria 42 286 243 15
Lombardia 198.151 1.363.738 1.159.178 73.028
Trentino Alto Adige 26.781 184.313 156.666 9.870
Veneto 39.618 272.665 231.765 14.601
Friuli Venezia Giulia 11.950 82.242 69.905 4.404
Emilia Romagna 28.798 198.199 168.469 10.614
Toscana 15.927 109.617 93.174 5.870
Umbria 5.511 37.928 32.239 2.031
Marche 18.952 130.435 110.870 6.985
Lazio 20.524 141.254 120.066 7.564
Abruzzo 2.490 17.140 14.569 918
Molise 17.845 122.815 104.393 6.577
Campania 84.523 581.715 494.458 31.151
Puglia 51.128 351.881 299.099 18.843
Basilicata 3.003 20.669 17.569 1.107
Calabria 10.684 73.532 62.502 3.938
Sicilia 6.872 47.292 40.199 2.533
Sardegna 2.112 14.533 12.353 778
TOTAL ITALY 561.760 3.866.208 3.286.277 207.035
Source: Data processed by Clal on ISTAT source


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