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Changes in the microflora of La Serena ewes' milk cheese during ripening

  • Buensuceso Fernandez Del Pozo (a1), Pilar Gaya (a1), Margarita Medina (a1), M. Asunción Rodríguez-Marín (a1) and Manuel Nuñez (a1)...

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The microflora of ten batches of La Serena cheese, made from raw milk of Merino ewes and using vegetable rennet as coagulant, was monitored throughout a 60 d ripening period. After 15 d, lactic acid bacteria predominated in the interior of the cheese, whilst lactic acid bacteria and lactic acid-utilizing species of yeasts and moulds predominated on the cheese surface. Coagulase-positive staphylococci were not detected in the interior or on the surface of any of the cheeses after 45 d and faecal coliforms were not found after 60 d. Higher death rates of staphylococci and coliforms were recorded for cheese made in spring than for the cheese made in winter.

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Changes in the microflora of La Serena ewes' milk cheese during ripening

  • Buensuceso Fernandez Del Pozo (a1), Pilar Gaya (a1), Margarita Medina (a1), M. Asunción Rodríguez-Marín (a1) and Manuel Nuñez (a1)...

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