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Dave Anderson, a 40 year veteran of Tillamook

Meet Dave Anderson, Whey Plant Shift Supervisor. Dave has worked for Tillamook for over 40 years, and all but six months of that has been in our whey plant. Can you imagine working at one place for 40 years? Dave is truly one of a kind when it comes to his work ethic. He’s a loyal employee and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Wondering what happens in the whey plant? The whey plant runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is responsible for processing the liquid from the cheese-making process (ever hear of curds and whey?) and drying it into powder. On average, about 700,000 pounds of liquid is turned into 77,000 pounds of sweet whey powder everyday!

The powder is considered a commodity, is sold to other manufacturers, and used in a variety of products. It’s primarily a replacement for white sugar in baking. Check out the ingredient labels on your favorite baked goods — more than likely you’ll see whey powder. It’s no surprise that Tillamook produces some of the world’s highest quality sweet whey powder — that’s why it’s always in high demand!

You can learn more about our cheese making process here.


Vincent Chew

Hi SIr,

We are a trading company from the Philippines and we are interested to buy tillamook sweet whey powder? Please send me an email so we can introduce our company to you?

Best regards,

April 24th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Vincent - The best way to get put in touch with the right person here at Tillamook is to use our Contact Us form on

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

April 25th, 2012 at 8:33 am

Mira Kencana

Dear Sales,
Im Mira from Indoensia, im looking for : Sweet Whey Powder Origanl Tilamook in Indonesia. Could you recomendation importir from indonesia for product Sweet Whey Powder.



October 9th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Mira,
Thanks for reaching out to us. Would you please contact the team here so we can get you in touch with the right folks to help answer your question!?

Amalya of the Tillamook Team

October 14th, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Lynn Colton

I am interested in buying whey. I know I had some shipped to me from Tillamook many years ago. Is that still possible?

May 11th, 2016 at 4:21 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for reaching out! We do sell our whey in bulk quantities of 2500lbs or more a month. For more information, please contact our team here. Thanks for thinking of us!
Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 12th, 2016 at 10:58 am

Carlota c. Policarpio

We have now in our inventories tillamook whey powder for our cheese production but the Certificate of Analysis (COA) provided by our trader/supplier does not contain the Solubility index results. Do you provide the solubility index results in the COA?

January 8th, 2019 at 4:52 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Carlota,

Thanks for stopping by our blog! Please reach out to our Consumer Relations team for further assistance with this.

Ally, of the Tillamook team

January 14th, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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