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Title: Serbian Traditional Goat Cheese: Physico-Chemical, Sensory, Hygienic and Safety Characteristics
Authors: Mladenovic, Katarina
Grujović, Mirjana
Kocic-Tanackov, Suncica
Bulut, Sandra
Degenek, Jovana
Semedo-Lemsaddek, Teresa
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: This research project aimed to investigate the physico-chemical, sensory, hygienic and safety characteristics of raw goat milk, whey, brine and traditional goat cheese during the ripening period of 28 days. Physico-chemical parameters included the determination of dry matter, fat, ash, protein, pH, water activity and NaCl content. The presence of Enterobacteriaceae and fungi was estimated on milk and cheese samples, and a sensory panel evaluated the products’ features and acceptability during ripening. The results show that the cheese under study belongs to the acid full fat cheese group. A consumer panel attributed high scores to the goat cheese, until the 21st day of ripening. After this period, the overall features altered significantly, including augmented bitter ness, odor intensification and the development of molds on the surface. The presence of fungi, as sociated with Enterobacteriaceae, suggests that the hygiene of the production processes needs to be improved. Regarding microbial safety, the detection of putative pathogens and antibiotic re sistances recommend an active surveillance of traditional foods to avoid foodborne infections and/or the dissemination of resistant microorganisms along the food chain.
Type: article
DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms10010090
ISSN: 2076-2607
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