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Influence of milk quality and production protocol on proteolysis and lipolysis in Monti Dauni Meridionali Caciocavallo cheese

  • Marzia Albenzio (a1), Antonella Santillo (a1), Donatella Esterina Russo (a1), Mariangela Caroprese (a1), Rosaria Marino (a1) and Agostino Sevi...


The aim of this study was to assess the effect of milk source and of cheese production protocol on proteolytic and lipolytic pattern of cheese during ripening. The study involved six dairy factories located in Monti Dauni Meridionali area of Southern Italy; three dairy factories processed the milk produced by their own cow herds, while the other three dairy factories processed the milk collected in other dairy farms located in the neighbouring area. Cow milk processed to cheese had different nutritional parameters and hygienic quality. Caciocavallo cheese showed differences in the evolution of proteolysis during ripening and in the intensity of the lipolytic process detected at the end of ripening. The main factors influencing Caciocavallo cheese features were the quality of the starting milk, differences in technological steps such as milk heating, type of starter cultures and coagulant used.


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Influence of milk quality and production protocol on proteolysis and lipolysis in Monti Dauni Meridionali Caciocavallo cheese

  • Marzia Albenzio (a1), Antonella Santillo (a1), Donatella Esterina Russo (a1), Mariangela Caroprese (a1), Rosaria Marino (a1) and Agostino Sevi...


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