The effect of quality properties on Tulum cheese using different package materials
This study examined the effects of starter culture, pasteurization and packaging on the chemical, textural and sensory properties of traditional Tulum cheese. Cheese samples produced from pasteurized milk were found to have higher dry matter, fat and protein contents and acidity values than cheese samples produced from raw milk. No significant difference was found in the sensory properties of cheese produced from raw and pasteurized milk. In view of these findings, the use of pasteurized milk in the production of Tulum cheese can be recommended as a suitable alternative to raw milk, and the use of cloth packaging material in place of animal skin can also be recommended.
Key words: Maturation, package, Tulum cheese.