Whitehall Specialties, Whitehall, Wis., formed a new plant-based division called NewFields Cheese, which specializes in a range of plant-based cheeses made from natural plant protein sources.

“We’re finding that almost every Whitehall customer also wants to provide plant-based offerings,” says Steve Snyder, chief executive officer. “NewFields Cheese products are just as shreddable, meltable and flavorful as our other offerings.”

“The majority of plant-based cheeses are mostly starch and oil. They have little-to-no protein, whereas basic natural cheeses have 22-24% dairy protein,” adds Snyder. “NewFields Cheeses are distinguished by our ability to offer higher protein, which appeals to consumers seeking healthier options.”