It’s a constant challenge for cheese manufacturers to square the increasing consumer demand for stronger flavor intensity with the need for the efficiencies of foil-ripening processes.
DuPont Nutrition & Health were inspired to develop CHOOZIT® FNR 1 – an innovative culture from the DuPont™ Danisco® range that enables authentic, more artisanal flavor development in a variety of specialty cheeses, even in the absence of a rind (FNR stands for Flavor No Rind), while also reducing ripening time and ensuring consistency.
Flavor development with consistency
This new starter culture can be used in foil-ripened processes, benefiting from their time and cost efficiencies, but also for smear-ripened cheese.
Importantly, CHOOZIT® FNR 1 is a tool to ensure consistency in the process, so end-consumers can expect a ‘farmhouse’ aroma and taste full of character every time.
“Characteristically differentiated flavor, reduced ripening time and a consistent eating experience combine to make CHOOZIT® FNR 1 an unbeatable choice for efficient, profitable cheese production,” explains Caroline de Lamarlière Global Product Manager, Global Business Director – Ripening Cultures, DuPont Nutrition & Health.
Good for flavor and good for plant productivity
Clearly the reduction in ripening time is a considerable bonus, enabling increased production, lower costs and more efficient utilization of plant resources. And, compared to ripening on the surface of smear cheese, the use of CHOOZIT® FNR 1 greatly limits the risk of spoilage, contamination and loss of water which can occur when the cheese is matured for a long period.
In addition, the breakthrough consistency of flavor will undoubtedly enhance consumer loyalty, leading to increased retailer demand and turnover.
How CHOOZIT® FNR 1 works
CHOOZIT® FNR 1 is an innovative cheese culture containing Lactobacillus sakei and Staphylococcus vitulinus. Applied in a variety of industrial and specialty cheeses (including foil-ripened semi-hard or hard cheeses, such as Emmental & Cheddar) and soft smear cheese, it enhances flavor development and the typical cheese characteristics when using a foil-ripening method.
“Smear-ripened cheeses, such as Munster or Raclette, derive their characteristic, sulfur-oriented flavor from aerobic bacteria on the rind. CHOOZIT® FNR 1 can be directly added to the milk to re-create this distinctive flavor in a cheese with no rind,” adds Elise Manoury, Scientist, Health & Protection Technology - LCI, DuPont Nutrition & Health.
More DuPont™ Danisco® cheese ingredients
DuPont has over 100 years expertise in producing innovative ingredients for fermented dairy applications. These include starter cultures, protective cultures for yeast and mold control, microbial coagulants and antimicrobials.
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