ingredient information
Cheese Culture
Beginning with the basics, cheese is a concentrated dairy food made from milk. A starter culture of bacteria is first added to convert some lactosethe primary milk sugarto lactic acid. An enzyme, commonly chymosin, is next added to coagulate caseinthe major milk proteininto a soft solid, or curd, that consists of calcium caseinate and milkfat. Milkfat exists as globules of a triglyceride wrapped in a phospholipid-protein membrane