The viscosities of solutions formulated with xanthan gum and xanthan gum with whey protein isolates are experimentally characterized and modeled over a wide range of shear rates [10 −3 to 10 5 s −1 ]. As shown by numerous studies [1, 2], the generation of vortices in the cone-plate geometry is making viscosity measurements beyond a certain shear rate unreliable. In the present work, an innovative technique, based on microfluidics and developed by the company Formulaction, has been employed to extend to high shear rates, the viscosity flow curve obtained with a rotational rheometer. The main highlights of this study are firstly, to propose a scaling law for the inertial transition in the cone-plate geometry for different diameters and angles through the determination of the maximum shear rate at which one can expect a true viscosity value. Secondly, the high shear rate measurements allow the determination of the second Newtonian plateau for these solutions thanks to the Williams-Carreau model. An attempt for the second plateau modeling is proposed following the concept of an intrinsic viscosity in the high shear equilibrium. In the same way, other fitted parameters from the Williams-Carreau law are modeled as a function of the polymer concentration. This procedure allows to provide a predictive model for the rheological behavior of xanthan gum-based solutions used in high shear processes like high pressure homogenization, emulsification, foaming, microfluidics, etc in food, pharmaceutical or cosmetics applications.