Quality and functional attributes of vacuum-packed yak milk mozzarella cheese as influenced by storage


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Quality attributes of vacuum-packed yak milk mozzarella cheese..

Authors

  • Tarun Pal Singh Scientist
  • Joken Bam 3ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar-791101, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, India
  • Gaurav Kr Deshwal Dairy Technology Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, Haryana, India
  • Vijay Paul ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang-790101, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India
  • Dinamani Medhi ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang-790101, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India
  • Mihir Sarkar ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang-790101, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Abstract

The fresh mozzarella cheese was prepared from yak milk by direct acidification method, packaged under vacuum atmosphere and stored at 4±1°C for 35 days. The effect of storage was evaluated on proximate composition, physicochemical, functional, microbiological and sensory properties of yak milk mozzarella cheese at defined interval. Among the proximate composition, the moisture content of cheese varied from 48.17% at day 0 to 47.00% at the end of storage. A non-significant difference (p>0.05) was recorded for the fat, protein and ash content during the progress of storage period. Storage period had a significant effect (p<0.05) on the physicochemical properties i.e., pH, titratable acidity [lactic acid (% by weight)], tyrosine value (µg/g) and total free fatty acids (µm/g) of cheese sample. A significant increase (p<0.05) in functional properties (meltability, free oil formation and stretchablity) of cheese sample was recorded as the storage progressed. A significant increase in the standard plate count  and, yeast and mould count  was also observed during progress of storage. The sensory evaluation of cheese sample revealed that colour & appearance, flavour, overall acceptability was non-significant (p>0.05) while, body & texture was significant (p<0.05) during storage. Therefore, it was concluded that the vacuum-packed yak milk mozzarella cheese sample could be stored up to 28 days with optimum organoleptic attributes, functional properties and without significant changes.

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2023-06-26

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2024-04-26

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DAIRY PROCESSING

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Quality and functional attributes of vacuum-packed yak milk mozzarella cheese as influenced by storage: Quality attributes of vacuum-packed yak milk mozzarella cheese. (2024). Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 77(2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJDS/article/view/138387