Frequently Asked Questions

Grande Bravo® functional whey proteins are specially-formulated whey protein concentrates that can be used to replace high-cost, high fat ingredients like cream and cream cheese in a wide variety of applications—all while successfully maintaining your products’ texture and flavor. 

Grande Gusto® is an innovative, clean-label ingredient that can be used to replace fresh, powdered and processed cheese to improve profit margins and minimize storage and handling requirements while still maintaining the signature velvety texture and umami flavor of cheese and improving nutrition.

Grande Festo™ hydrolyzed whey protein is added to ground and processed meat products to improve texture and umami flavors without being classified as a filler or binder. Plus, it can improve yield by up to 5%.

Grande Primo™ dried yogurt & cultured dairy products allow you to add authentic yogurt flavor and texture to both food and beverage applications, without the cost or inconvenience of using fresh yogurt. Our Y100 formulation even meets the Code of Federal Regulations for lowfat yogurt prior to drying. 

Grande Ultra® whey protein isolate can be used to provide a protein boost to a wide range of beverage applications, while offering the best combination of clarity and flavor across a wide pH range when compared to any other WPI available. 

Grande WPCrisp® whey protein crisps are perfect for increasing the protein content of your food applications, while adding an appealing crunchy texture and clean, neutral flavor.

Cream, NFDM, fresh yogurt, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and fresh, powdered or processed cheese are all examples of ingredients that can be partially replaced with our whey protein products.

Grande Bravo® can be used to create lowfat dips, salad dressings, sauces, soups, and fillings, while also helping create decadent lowfat frozen food applications like ice cream and other frozen desserts.

Grande Gusto® can be used to replace fresh or processed cheese to reduce sodium, fat and calories in cheese soups, dips and sauces while maintaining cheese's signature flavor and texture.

Grande Festo™ hydrolyzed whey protein is added to ground and processed meat products like sausages, meatballs, meatloaf and patties to improve texture and umami flavors without being classified as a filler or binder. 

Grande Primo™ is perfect for adding authentic yogurt flavor and texture to dips, salad dressings, RTD smoothies, snack food coatings, frozen desserts, and more.

Grande Ultra® offers the best clarity and flavor of any WPI across a wide pH range, making it ideal for clear beverage applications like sports drinks, fruit drinks, and flavored water.

Grande WPCrisp® can provide a crunchy texture and protein boost to a variety of food applications like nutrition bars, snack mixes, and cereals. Our 60% formulation even comes in natural dark cocoa.

At Grande Custom Ingredients Group, all of our whey protein products are made following a strict chain of custody and production process that uses zero chemical modifications, additives, preservatives, or antibiotics. This results in all natural whey protein products that can be used to help clean up your nutrition labels with ingredients that are recognizable by consumers.

In addition to lowering fat and calories, Grande whey protein products can also help you optimize ingredient costs by partially replacing volatile fresh commodity ingredients with more stably priced whey protein. Not only is whey protein typically less expensive than fresh dairy, its price also remains incredibly stable over time—eliminating the need to reformulate due to unexpected ingredient price fluctuations.

Whey protein has many health benefits for consumers of all ages. In addition to helping build and strengthening muscles, it also supports your immune system, strengthens bones, promotes anti-aging, helps manage weight, and much more. Likewise, when it comes to the different types of protein, whey is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of protein quality and nutrition.

Our whey protein products have no special inventory requirements and don’t require refrigeration, giving them better shelf life than most products made otherwise.

Grande Custom Ingredients Group takes the quality of our products and the health of your end consumers very seriously. This is why most of our whey protein products are available Kosher, Grade A, HALAL, and EU, and all of our plants are certified at SQF Level III.

Yes, our team of food scientists will work closely with you to develop just the right formulation of your product. No one knows our products as well as our food scientists, and we’d be happy to assist you with any application development support you might need.