Drawing on its long history of innovation and expertise in the development of dairy cultures, DuPont Nutrition & Health announced the introduction of two cheese cultures for use in soft-ripened cheese making. These new DuPont™ Danisco® CHOOZIT® brand cheese cultures, CHOOZIT® ST 20 and CHOOZIT® PC FAST, are specifically designed to optimize production and consistently produce high-quality soft-ripened cheese.
“Consumers prefer soft-ripened cheese with a nice and stable white surface and soft texture,” explains Annie Mornet, global product leader, Cheese Cultures. “While cheese manufacturers want to satisfy these consumer desires throughout a cheese’s shelf life, they also want to maintain a high throughput level. These objectives don’t always align.”
Controlling acidification and rind formation times are essential in making consistent, high-quality, soft-ripened cheese. CHOOZIT® ST 20 and CHOOZIT® PC FAST cheese cultures address these challenges. CHOOZIT® PC FAST cultures offer more rapid development of stable white rind, enabling packaging to begin earlier. And CHOOZIT® ST 20 cultures offer direct vat inoculation in the milk with an early and controlled acidification to achieve desired cheese texture.
“Another benefit of CHOOZIT® ST 20 cultures is a significant reduction in the risk of phage issues,” says Mornet. “This helps our customers maintain consistent cheese production times and optimize yield, while maintaining a high standard of cheese quality and food safety.”
CHOOZIT® brand cheese cultures and all DuPont™ Danisco® brand cultures are supported through a global network of food scientists and dairy technologists with unique know-how and experience across the cheese and dairy industry. Additionally, DuPont production facilities dedicated to soft-ripening cheese cultures located in France ensures optimal management of production and functionalities. This combination of resources gives dairy manufacturers the ability to deliver unparalleled consumer value to the marketplace with their cheese products. No matter which cheese process is being used by dairy manufacturers, DuPont has the right combination of skills, expertise and ingredients to deliver a complete solution for specialty and industrial cheeses.
DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace. More information is available at www.food.dupont.com.
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