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Perspectives on the contribution of lactic acid bacteria to cheese flavor development
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
  • J. L. Steele
  • Jeffery R. Broadbent, Utah State University
  • J. Kok
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
1-1-2012
DOI
10.1016/j.copbio.2012.12.001
Abstract
It has been known since the 1960s that lactic acid bacteria are essential for the development of cheese flavor. In the ensuing 50 years significant research has been directed at understanding the microbiology, genetics and biochemistry of this process. This review briefly covers the current status of cheese flavor development and then provides our vision for approaches which will enhance our understanding of this process. The long-term goal of this area of research is to enable technology (i.e. cultures and enzymes) that results in consistent rapid development of cheese variety-specific characteristic flavors.
Citation Information
Steele, J.L., J. R. Broadbent, and J. Kok. 2012. Perspectives on the contribution of lactic acid bacteria to cheese flavor development. Curr. Opinion Biotechnol. 24:135-141.