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Bitterness in your cheese?

Nov 25, 2021

Bitterness in your cheese?

Experiencing bitterness in your cheese?

You might want to take a closer look at your cheese proteolysis as bitterness comes from an excessive primary proteolysis (too many bitter peptides) and gives the cheese a rather unpleasant taste. Excessive primary proteolysis can either be caused by rennet, ripening cultures or contaminants such as yeasts, molds and psychrotrophs.

This common cheesemaking issue can be addressed through specific levers, ranging from milk storage conditions to ripening parameters or cultures selection.

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