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Viscoelastic property changes in Cheddar cheese during ripening
- Rosenberg, M., Wang, Z., Chuang, S.L., Shoemaker, C.F.
- Journal of food science 1995 v.60 no.3 pp. 640-644
- Cheddar cheese, viscosity, texture, proteolysis, ripening, rheology
- The rheological properties of pasteurized and raw milk Cheddar cheese were studied using oscillatory dynamic measurements, and a specially designed rheometer fixture that prevented specimen slippage. Dynamic measurements within the linear viscoelastic range were made throughout ripening. Witbin-cheese changes, as related to ripening time, as well as between-cheese-type differences in G' and G" were observed. Differences in rheological characteristics were attributed to proteolytic activities in Cheddar cheese during ripening. Specific peptide profiles associated with proteolysis during ripening may affect cheese rheological properties.