Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 8, Issue 2,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Incorporation of adjunct cultures of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei and Bifidobacterium bifidum into white cheese


Oguz Gursoy 1*, Ozer Kinik 2

Recieved Date: 2010-01-07, Accepted Date: 2010-04-15


White cheeses were manufactured from bovine milk with ordinary cheese starter, and with the adjunct cultures of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei and Bifidobacterium bifidum, and stored in plastic containers with brine solution. The physico-chemical properties, the survival of these adjunct cultures and cheese starter during ripening and sensory properties of cheeses were assessed throughout 90 days of ripening. Incorporation of adjunct cultures into white cheese and high levels of their survival rates during ripening had an insignificant effect on the approximate composition of cheeses. The presence of the adjunct cultures did not cause any unfavourable sensory characteristic in white cheese. Adjunct cultures indicated no negative effect on the survival rates of common cheese starters. Results indicated that white cheese is a suitable food matrix for the delivery of B. bifidum, therefore, white cheeses with B. bifidum should be considered as a probiotic product.


White cheese, adjunct culture, Enterococcus, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, probiotic

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 107-112

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