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Mihaela Ivanova Tzvetelin Dessev Kolyo Dinkov Milena Dimitrova-Dicheva Nikolay Menkov Ekaterina Bogdanova


The influence of chilled curd on Kashkaval cheese microbiological, functional, textural and sensorial characteristics was studied. It was found that salting the curd in a hot solution influenced to a greater degree the microflora reduction from the starter culture in Kashkaval cheese obtained from fresh curd. In terms of species composition, Streptococcus ssp. had a higher survival rate compared to Lactobacillus ssp. During maturation, this trend changed and the number of Lactobacillus ssp. increased, while that of Streptococcus ssp. remained constant and even slightly decreased in both studied samples. Melting and textural characteristics of the two studied cheese samples did not differ significantly at the end of the maturation process. The overall scores of the sensory profile were higher in the cheese obtained from fresh curd but no statistical differences (p>0.05) between separate sensory indices were established. The obtained results indicated that “Cagliata” can be successfully used as an alternative raw material for fresh curd in the production of Kashkaval cheese.

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IVANOVA, Mihaela et al. Comparative study between Kashkaval from raw milk and chilled curd. Food Science and Applied Biotechnology, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 47-55, mar. 2023. ISSN 2603-3380. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 mar. 2023. doi: