NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has developed a new range of cheese cultures, Delvo Cheese CT-500 Castellano, a cheese culture for creating Spanish Castellano-type cheese.
The new culture was especially developed to create the highly specific taste and texture of the Castellano-type cheese, allowing cheesemakers to respond to the growing demand for premium, authentic and artisan cheese types.
According to DSM, demand for locally-produced cheeses is increasing globally, with well-known global and local cheese brands tapping into the ‘craft’ movement.
This is particularly for artisan cheeses with a unique taste and texture as well as Castellano-type cheeses.
The new DelvoCheese CT-500 Castellano culture is the first culture on the market that is specifically selected to create the consistency and taste for which the Castellano-type is known: a fruity, nutty, sweet and tangy flavor that is grassy and pleasant.
After around six months of ripening, the taste develops to caramel with a bit of acid.
“Around the world, consumers are keen to try new types and flavors of cheese, and we see a growing demand for cheeses that offer distinct flavors and regional stories,” said Evandro Oliveira de Souza, Business Lead for cheese ingredients and solutions at DSM Food Specialties.
“The DelvoCheese CT-500 Castellano is an exciting addition to DSM’s portfolio of cheese cultures which enable cheesemakers to tailor the taste and texture of their cheeses in many different directions, whether creating an authentic regional cheese or something new and unique.”
DelvoCheese CT-500 Castellano is the latest addition to DSM’s comprehensive portfolio of Continental cheese solutions which includes cultures, coagulants, bulk starters, lipases, and cheese-ripening solutions.
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The company recently launched a new range of culture for the production of premium stirred, mild and creamy yoghurts.
The new product, Delvo Fresh YS-140 is an addition to the company’s range of cultures that seeks to meet the increasing demand for premium yoghurts that offer both health and nutrition benefits.