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Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology

Authors: Paul L. H. McSweeney, Patrick F. Fox, Paul D. Cotter, David W Everett Publisher: Elsevier Science Publication date: 2017 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 1264 Publication formats: EAN: 9780124170179 ISBN: 9780124170179 Category: Food & beverage technology Publisher's index: 9780124170179 Bibliographic note: -


Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the chemical, biochemical, microbiological, and physico-chemical aspects of cheese, taking the reader from rennet and acid coagulation of milk, to the role of cheese and related foods in addressing public health issues.

The work addresses the science from the basic definition of cheese, to the diverse factors that affect the quality of cheese. Understanding these fermented milk-based food products is vital to a global audience, with the market for cheese continuing to increase even as new nutritional options are explored.

Additional focus is provided on the specific aspects of the ten major variety cheese families as defined by the characteristic features of their ripening. The book provides over 1000 varieties of this globally popular food.

  • Features new chapters on Milk for Cheesemaking, Acceleration and Modification of Cheese Ripening, Cheesemaking Technology, Low-Fat and Low Sodium Cheesemaking, and Legislation
  • Offers practical explanations and solutions to challenges
  • Content presented is ideal for those learning and practicing the art of cheesemaking at all levels of research and production


  • Cover 2
  • Title Page 5
  • Copyright Page 6
  • Contents 7
  • Contributors 15
  • Preface to the First Edition 19
  • Preface to the Second Edition 21
  • Preface to the Third Edition 23
  • Preface to the Fourth Edition 25
  • Volume 1 - General Aspects 27
    • Section I - Introduction 29
      • Chapter 1 - Cheese: An Overview 31
        • Cheese science and technology 35
        • Outline of cheese manufacture 36
        • Selection and pretreatment of cheese milk 37
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