Resources & Insights

Looking for more portable resources and insights on U.S. dairy?

This library of materials provides global customers with downloadable and printable publications to further their knowledge and understanding of U.S. dairy products, their nutritional advantage and technical application as well as tools to promote U.S. Dairy to global consumers. 

Be sure to check out our foreign language sites for resources in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese (Portuguese, Japanese and Korean coming soon).

All publications and tools are provided in a PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be installed in order to view these documents. 

 

Latest Resources

National Dairy Foods Research Centers and Applications Labs

This resource offers a detailed overview of the National Dairy Foods Research Centers and Applications Labs, which provide the industry with leading-edge dairy product and ingredient research and technical resources to support industry innovation.

Opportunities in snacking are primed for dairy ingredients

Read the March 2017 Dairy Detective column by Susan Larson

Making the most of milkfat ingredients

Read the January 2017 Dairy Detective column by Susan Larson

The expanding appeal of dairy proteins

The benefits of U.S. dairy proteins for consumers of all ages and lifestyles is explained in the October 2016 Dairy Detective column.

Cheese & Beer Appreciation Guide

The perfect tool to educate consumers on how to pair U.S. cheese with beer.

Cheese & Wine Appreciation Guide

The perfect tool to educate consumers on how to pair U.S. cheese with wine.
Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk Management

This 4-page brochure provides an overview of tools available to international buyers to manage their financial exposure when buying U.S. dairy products.

Product Resources (22)

Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk Management

This 4-page brochure provides an overview of tools available to international buyers to manage their financial exposure when buying U.S. dairy products.

Reference Manual for U.S. Cheese

A detailed handbook designed to guide and educate international buyers and end-users on purchasing and using U.S. cheeses.

Cheese Variety & Affordability

This brochure provides an overview of the EU's continued overreach with geographical indicators (GI) throughout the world.

Micellar Casein Concentrate Ingredients

This 2-page document highlights the composition, functionality and nutrition of micellar casein concentrate.

U.S. Whey & Milk Permeate Overview

This 4-page brochure provides an overview of whey & milk permeate made in the United States. Available in Arabic, Korean and Vietnamese.

U.S. Milk Powder Overview

This 4-page brochure provides an overview of the U.S. milk powder industry and how it is evolving to meet global customer demand. Available in Arabic and Chinese.

U.S. Butter & Milkfat Overview

This 4-page brochure provides an overview of the U.S. butter & milkfat industry. Available in Arabic and Chinese.

U.S. Dairy Proteins Overview

This 4-page brochure provides an overview of whey and milk protein ingredients made in the United States. Available in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.

U.S. Cheese Overview

This 4-page brochure provides an at-a-glance overview of the U.S. cheese industry. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.

Milk Protein Concentrate Overview

Milk protein concentrates (MPCs) are complete dairy proteins containing both caseins and whey. This 4-page document provides an overview of MPCs, their benefits and their applications.

U.S. Specialty Cheeses

An introduction to U.S. Specialty Cheeses made in the United States, the industry’s heritage as well as product quality and trends. Available in English.

Hispanic Cheese Reference Guide

This 49-page guide details the versatility of Hispanic and Latin American cheeses, which come in a variety of flavors and textures suitable for many uses.

Reference Manual for U.S. Milk Powders

A detailed handbook designed to guide and educate international buyers and users about U.S. milk powders. Available in English.
creamspec sheet

Cream Spec Sheet

Cream Spec Sheet

This 2-page document showcases the various varieties of cream available to food and beverage manufactures and foodservice professionals.

Nonfat Dry Milk Spec Sheet

This 2-page document details the numerous benefits and varieties of nonfat dry milk.

Milk Protein Concentrate Spec Sheet

This 2-page document showcases the composition and beneficial features of milk protein concentrate.
whey spec sheet

Whey Spec Sheet

Whey Spec Sheet

This 2-page document details the composition, functionality and nutrition of whey ingredients.
lactose spec sheet

Lactose Spec Sheet

Lactose Spec Sheet

This 2-page document explains the beneficial features of lactose.

Buttermilk Powder Spec Sheet

This single-page document details the benefits of using buttermilk powder.

Whole Milk Powder/Dry Whole Milk Spec Sheet

This 2-page document details the beneficial features of using whole milk powder and dry whole milk.

Ultrafiltered Milk Spec Sheet

This 2-page document details the composition, functionality and nutrition of ultrafiltered milk.

Reference Manual for U.S. Whey and Lactose Products

An educational guide to using U.S. whey and lactose products. Available in English and Korean.

Application & Technical Materials (26)

National Dairy Foods Research Centers and Applications Labs

This resource offers a detailed overview of the National Dairy Foods Research Centers and Applications Labs, which provide the industry with leading-edge dairy product and ingredient research and technical resources to support industry innovation.

Dairy Research for Your Business

National Dairy Council's consolidation of dairy related research studies

Technical Report: Dairy Solutions for Clean-Label Applications

Dairy ingredients can meet the clean label demands challenging food and beverage manufacturers to simplify their product ingredient lists.

Whey Protein as an Egg Replacer Guidelines

These guidelines provide details on how to effectively leverage the functionality of whey proteins as an egg substitute in formulations.

Technical Report: Understanding the Role of Dairy Proteins in Product Performance

This 16-page technical report provides an overview of milk proteins, different protein types and characteristics, as well as research about dairy proteins and how they can bring tailored functional properties to products. Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese

New Horizons For U.S. Dairy Ingredients (Chinese Only)

16-page brochure in Chinese highlighting the U.S. dairy industry’s evolving dairy ingredient portfolio such as whey protein, milk protein and permeate.

Choosing a Dairy Protein Ingredient

With dairy protein ingredients gaining in popularity for their functional and nutritional properties, get tips on when to formulate using whey protein compared to milk protein ingredients.

Technical Report: Coproducts of Milk and Whey Processing

This 12-page technical report explains how the utilization of high-protein dairy fractions provides high-value ingredients to the food industry. New discoveries continue to be made in beneficial uses for the coproducts of these processes.

Milk Protein Concentrates: Manufacturing and Applications

The U.S. Dairy Export Council® and the Dairy Research Institute® developed this 12-page technical report to highlight the state of the science for manufacturing and applications of these dairy ingredients. Available in English, Chinese, and Korean.

Milk Fractionation Technology and Emerging Opportunities

This 8-page technical report summarizes the emerging fractionation research on advances in the wide variety of rich nutrients found within cow’s milk, as well as the latest research on dairy ingredient processing and applications.

Technical Report: Whey Protein Heat Stability

This 8-page technical report provides information about expanded utilization of whey proteins.

Technical Report: Sensory Properties of Whey Ingredients

An 8-page report summarizing research on improving sensory properties of whey protein ingredients.

Permeate for Sodium Reduction

This 4-page monograph details how current science indicates that permeate’s salt-enhancing characteristics make it ideal for replacing salt in many applications while maintaining consumer-acceptable flavor.

U.S. Whey Ingredients in Yogurt and Yogurt Beverages

A monograph reviewing the functional benefits associated with adding whey ingredients to yogurt products. Available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.

U.S. Whey Ingredients in Bakery Products

A monograph designed to educate users of whey products about the benefits of whey in baked goods. Available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese.

U.S. Whey Ingredients in Nutrition Bars and Gels

A monograph presenting whey protein functions in nutrition bars and gel-type products. Available in English, Chinese and Korean.

U.S. Whey Products in Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

A monograph highlighting the functional benefits of whey in ice cream and related products. Available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

U.S. Whey Protein in Ready-to-Drink Beverages

A monograph highlighting the use of U.S. whey ingredients in ready-to-drink beverages. Available in English, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

U.S. Whey Protein and Lactose Products in Processed Meats

A monograph discussing the functional benefits of whey in processed meats and related products. Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Advantages of Whey Protein in Meats

Benefits of whey protein ingredients in meat product applications.

American Pizza Traditions and Trends

A monograph reviewing the history and trends in U.S. pizzas. Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

U.S. Whey Protein Concentrates in Low-Fat Applications

A monograph providing complete information on U.S. whey proteins usage in low-fat foods. Available in English and Chinese.

U.S. Whey Products in Snacks and Seasonings

A monograph discussing the use of U.S. whey ingredients in snack manufacture. Available in English, Chinese and Spanish.

U.S. Whey Products and Lactose in Confectionery Applications

A monograph providing detailed information about the use of dairy ingredients in chocolate confectionery. Available in English, Chinese, Korean.

U.S. Whey Products in Processed Cheese & Spreads

A monograph discussing the rationale for using whey in processed cheeses and related products. Available in English, Chinese and Korean.

Consumer Promotional Materials (8)

Cheese & Beer Appreciation Guide

The perfect tool to educate consumers on how to pair U.S. cheese with beer.

Cheese & Wine Appreciation Guide

The perfect tool to educate consumers on how to pair U.S. cheese with wine.

Make a Plan for Protein

A one-page document detailing the three steps to choosing protein: quality, versatility and timing.

Protein: Timing and Quantity

View trends and opportunities for dairy to deliver on higher protein diet benefits.

Creating a Pathway for Healthy and Vibrant Aging

Learn about how consuming more high-quality protein and engaging in regular exercise can help adults maintain muscle mass as they age.

Cheese and Healthy Eating Brochure

This brochure provides statistics, facts and nutrition information on cheese and how it can help meet health and wellness needs.

Cheese Appreciation Guide

The perfect tool to educate consumers on how to enjoy U.S. cheese. Available in English, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

Category Management for Cheese

A monograph designed to educate retailers on cheese case management. Available in English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Videos (7)

Delight in U.S. Dairy

Delight in U.S. Dairy

This video features innovative and inspiring U.S. dairy ingredients to tempt your taste-buds, supported by all the benefits that the U.S. dairy industry has to offer.

Dairy Beverages

Dairy Beverages

Dairy beverages are well positioned to meet a number of the emerging beverage trends.

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

Dairy proteins are well positioned to meet the needs of an ever increasing aging population.

Reduced Sodium

Reduced Sodium

Dairy product solids (permeate) can naturally provide solutions to reducing sodium in a variety of applications.

Higher Protein Diet

U.S. dairy proteins can help consumers achieve benefits of a higher protein diet.

Protein Throughout the Day

U.S. dairy proteins are high quality proteins that can be incorporated into any eating occasion.

New Concepts with Dairy Proteins

Dairy proteins, as part of a higher protein diet, can help consumers maintain a healthy weight, curb hunger, get lean, enhance exercise recovery and maintain muscle with aging.