Swiss Federal Dairy Research Station, Bern-Liebefeld

Exopolysaccharide-producing microorganisms and cheese fabrication

Several microorganisms are able to produce exopolysaccharides. Such slime-producing lactic acid bacteria strains are used for the fabrication of Scandinavian sour milk products. In cheese fabrication, particularly in fat-reduced mozzarella cheese, their use leads to a higher moisture content and therefore to an increased meltability

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