Preservation of precut white cheese by modified atmosphere packaging


Kirkin C. , GUNES G. , KILIC-AKYILMAZ M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DAIRY TECHNOLOGY, cilt.66, ss.576-586, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/1471-0307.12082
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DAIRY TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.576-586

Özet

Effects of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on storage stability and quality of precut fresh and aged white cheese were investigated. Fresh or aged white cheese was cut into small cubes and packaged in five different atmospheres [0% O-2+0% CO2+100% N-2 (MAP1), 10% O-2+0% CO2+90% N-2 (MAP2), 0% O-2+75% CO2+25% N-2 (MAP3), 10% O-2+75% CO2+15% N-2 (MAP4) and aerobic (air)]. Control samples were packaged in brine and vacuum for fresh and aged white cheese, respectively. Changes in gas composition, total plate count, lactococci, lactobacilli, yeast and mould counts, proteolysis, lipolysis, pH, colour, texture and sensory properties were investigated during refrigerated storage. The best packaging treatment for the fresh cheese was MAP3, as it inhibited mould growth and protected the hardness. MAP2 can be recommended for the packaging of the aged cheese, as it decreased lipolysis.