Chr. Hansen launches cheese coagulant

2 Nov 2016

Chr. Hansen has launched a new coagulant - CHY-MAX Special – which it describes as a true game changer for soft cheese manufacturers and the food service sector by eliminating undesired bitter notes developing throughout shelf life.

Chr. Hansen launches cheese coagulant

Chr. Hansen has launched a new coagulant - CHY-MAX Special – which it describes as a true game changer for soft cheese manufacturers and the food service sector. CHY-MAX Special is said to eliminate undesired bitter notes developing throughout shelf life.

The rich flavour and delicious texture of cheeses like Brie and Camembert have paved the way for soft cheeses into the hearts of consumers all over the world, the company believes – but it notes that, today, soft cheese producers are faced with two main challenges – namely the texture and flavour of the cheese that are likely to change significantly during shelf life. This undesired process occurs as proteins break down into peptide fractions, Chr. Hansen says, which ultimately can lead to an increased amount of bitterness, a runny texture or the unpleasant smell of ammonia.

“This is not only disappointing to the consumer enjoying a sandwich or cheese platter, but also a major issue for producers who have to deal with products being sold at a discounted price or being returned from the retail chain”, said Michael Fooken Jensen, Global Marketing Manager.

CHY-MAX Special is said to be a unique and patented coagulant that can put an end to these concerns. With its unique formula, Chr. Hansen claims producers and consumers are guaranteed a soft cheese with great texture and flavour throughout the entire shelf life: with its stable ripening profile, extended shelf life is made possible.

“Soft cheese producers have some incredible traditions dating back more than a thousand years, which is something we wanted to pay tribute to when searching for the ideal coagulant,” said Marc Faiveley, Application Manager Soft Cheese. “We therefore established a research team located in France – the home of soft cheese – and went for a very collaborative approach in the development phase. In close collaboration with customers and after carrying out several field trials, we are very excited to finally introduce our proprietary CHY-MAX Special”,

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