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Is the bacteria used to make cheese specific for the kind of cheese being made?



Replies:
Absolutely. The type of bacteria used to produce cheese determine the taste, so every cheese with it's own flavor has it's own bacteria. In some cases, e.g. Rocqefort, the kind of bacteria to make it is a well-kept secret. You can grow some of these bacteria yourself. Have a look at the Virtual Museum of Bacteria, at www.bacteriamuseum.org where you can find more information.

Dr. Wassenaar


yes, the microorganisms that are used to make fermented dairy products including cheese are specific for the product and give them their unique flavor.

K. Van Hoeck



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