Review Article: Sensory Characteristics of Probiotic Cheese
A. M. Mortazavian
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Cheese has a good potential for delivery of probiotic microorganisms into the human intestine. In addition, the very wide variety of cheese types all over the world, consumption of cheese by almost everybody, as well as the high nutritional value of cheese constitute growing market for probiotic cheese. Probiotic microorganisms must survive in food products above a standard level until the time of consumption without adversely changing their sensory attributes. Since probiotic microorganisms could affect the flavor, texture, and appearance of dairy products, the sensory attributes of these products have been the subject of numerous studies. This article reviews the sensory characteristics of cheese as affected by probiotic microorganisms. © 2012 Institute of Food Technologists®.