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The Cheeses of Italy: Science and Technology

  • Marco Gobbetti
  • Erasmo Neviani
  • Patrick Fox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Marco Gobbetti, Erasmo Neviani, Patrick Fox
    Pages 1-11
  3. Marco Gobbetti, Erasmo Neviani, Patrick Fox
    Pages 13-37
  4. Marco Gobbetti, Erasmo Neviani, Patrick Fox
    Pages 39-53
  5. Marco Gobbetti, Erasmo Neviani, Patrick Fox
    Pages 55-60
  6. Marco Gobbetti, Erasmo Neviani, Patrick Fox
    Pages 61-97
  7. Marco Gobbetti, Erasmo Neviani, Patrick Fox
    Pages 99-274

About this book

Introduction

This book contains a detailed description of the historical aspects of cheese manufacture, historical information on the most traditional and popular Italian cheese varieties. An overview of cheese production is included, covering the main general aspects. An overall classification of Italian cheeses follows, which categorizes all the cheese varieties that have a tradition and/or an economic importance. Based on a large literature review, the core of the book includes descriptions of cheese- making traits which are unique to Italian cheeses. In particular, the chemical composition of milk, the use whey or milk natural starters, some technology options (e.g., curd cooking), the microbiota composition and metabolism during curd ripening, especially for cheese made from raw milk, and the main relevant biochemical events, which occur during the very long-time ripening, are described. The last part of the book provides a detailed description of the biotechnology for the manufacture of the most traditional and popular Italian cheeses.

Keywords

cheese Italian cheeses cheese biotechnology dairy biotechnology cheese science

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Gobbetti
    • 1
  • Erasmo Neviani
    • 2
  • Patrick Fox
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyFree University of BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  2. 2.Food and Drug DepartmentUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  3. 3.School of Food and Nutritional SciencesUniversity CollegeCorkIreland

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