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Constructing tailor-made surface starter cultures for safe production of red-smear cheeses

Objective

Surface-ripened cheeses have typical tastes/colours, caused by a complex mixturemicroorganisms on their surfaces. They are transferred from one batch of cheese to another. This carries tube risk of contamination of the new cheeses withunderdesired micro organisms (Wisteria, moulds). Recently, the technical/economical feasibility of developing tailor-made surface starters was given, but theirconst: uction was still. Very time consuming. Now it will be demonstrated that routine method can be followed for constructing tailor-made surface starters. Starters will be constructed for two commercially available red- smear cheeses as a practical example and validated (product ion technology, cheese characteristics, consumers acceptation). Deliverables will be:
1) safer cheeses;
2) new market for starter companies;
3) better controlled cheese making processes, less losses, more income for cheese companies.

Funding Scheme

DEM - Demonstration contracts

Coordinator

STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ZUIVELONDERZOEK
Address
Kernehemseweg 2
6710 BA Ede Gld
Netherlands

Participants (5)

ARLA FOODS AMBA
Denmark
Address
Roerdrumvej 2
8220 Brabrand
CSK FOOD ENRICHMENT B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Pallasweg 1
8901 BA Leeuwarden
FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR NUTRITION AND FOOD
Germany
Address
Hermann-weigmann-strasse 1
24103 Kiel
HANNAH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address

KA6 5HL Ayr
LEERDAMMER COMPANY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Steenovenweg 4
4145 KK Schoonrewoerd