BIO Web Conf.
Volume 45, 202268th Scientific Conference with International Participation “FOOD SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY – 2021”
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Food Science and Technology|
|Published online||04 February 2022|
Evaluation of the qualitative parameters of raw sheep’s milk with the potential for the production of traditional artisanal cheese
1 Department of Nutrition and Tourism, Faculty of Economics, University of Food Technologies, 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Department of Milk and Dairy products Technology, Technological Faculty, University of Food Technologies, 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
3 Department of Informatics and Statistics, Faculty of Economics, University of Food Technologies, 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
4 Food Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the present study was to investigate the physicochemical and microbiological profile of indigenous sheep’s milk with the potential for the production of artisanal cheese. The data showed the changes in lactation stages (between April and August) up to 2 hours following manual milk production. The quality of raw milk in the production of brined cheese using traditional technology was assessed. The amount of dry matter was21.36% in April and 19.85% in August at the end of lactation. The fat content from April to August was between 8.62% and 8.03%, preserving the values reported. The protein composition of raw milk varied between 5.52 – 6.61%. In the microbiological evaluation of raw sheep’s milk after milking (35.3°C), the total microbial contamination was in the range of 1.3 x 106 to 1.4 x 106 CFU/mL under current conditions. The results obtained in this paper give rise to more in-depth studies on the application of raw sheep’s milk in the production of traditional artisanal cheeses.
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