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Title:
METHODS OF PRODUCING CHEESE CRISPS, CHEESE CRISPS AND CONSUMER GOODS CONTAINING CHEESE CRISPS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/039410
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The subject of this invention is a method of manufacturing cheese crisps, cheese crisps and food produce containing cheese crisps, applicable in food industry. The method states, that cheese is checked under a metal detector, cut with a food sheer into slices between 1 - 7 mm thick and an optical detector is used to check for the presence of any foreign bodies within the produce, whilst cheese slices are frozen to temperature between -5 to -30C by cold air stream of temperature between -20 to -150C for 5 to 40 minutes. Cheese slices are aerated by rapid water evaporation, which causes the appearance of typical smaller and/or larger bubbles increasing the product volume, whilst aeration process is conducted in a microwave - vacuum dryer between 1 - 20 minutes, with pressure between 15 - 100 hPa and applied microwave power between 5 - 120 kW. After the aeration process, cheese slices are mixed with seasoning, whilst slices are post dried in temperature between 20 - 65C for 0.5 to 2 hours, to obtain moisture level between 1 - 9%, which gives the crunchiness effect, and after post drying process cheese is sieved and accepted fractions are packed. Cheese crisps comprise of a product in form of up to 3 mm thick dried cheese slices, with up to 7% of water content and natural taste additives in quantity between 1 - 30% of product mass. Tissue of dried cheese slices is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and surface of slices is covered with smaller and/or larger bubbles. The product is a mixture containing cheese crisps and/or cheese crisps with different flavours in quantity between 5 - 95% and/or fruit crisps in quantity between 5 - 95% and/or vegetable crisps in quantity between 5 - 95%, whilst crisps comprise of dried up to 3 mm thick slices, with up to 7% of water content and natural taste additives in quantity between 1 - 30% of product mass.

Inventors:
RADAS ADAM (PL)
Application Number:
PL2011/000113
Publication Date:
March 21, 2013
Filing Date:
October 31, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MEMBRA ADAM RADAS (PL)
RADAS ADAM (PL)
International Classes:
A23C19/00; A23C19/09; A23C19/097; A23L1/164; A23P1/00
Foreign References:
US20100104726A12010-04-29
US5795613A1998-08-18
RU2312521C22007-12-20
EP2206434A12010-07-14
PL203664A11978-11-20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KOZŁOWSKA, Regina (ul. Pomorska 4/16, Wrocław, PL-50-218, PL)
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Claims:
Patent claims

1. The method of cheese crisps production , characterized in that, cheese is checked under metal detector and next cut with food slicer in slices between 1 - 7 mm thick, and an optical detector is used to check for the presence of any foreign bodies within the produce, afterwards cheese slices are frozen to between -5 to -30C by cold stream air between -20 to -lOOC for 5 to 40 minutes, whilst cheese slices are aerated by rapid water evaporation causing the appearance of typical smaller and/or larger bubbles, which increase the volume of the product. Aeration is conducted in a microwave- vacuum dryer for 1 to 20 minutes, with pressure between 15 - 100 hPa and applied microwave power between 5 - 120 kW, after aeration process cheese slices are mixed with seasoning, whilst slices are post dried in temp between 20 - 65C for 0.5 to 2 hours to achieve between 1 - 9% of moisture, which gives the crunchiness effect. After post drying process cheese slices are sieved, and pieces of accepted size are packed.

2. The method, according to claim No. 1, characterized in that, cut cheese slices are soaked in vinaigrette solution between 2 - 40 minutes.

3. The method, according to claim No. 2, characterized in that, vinaigrette solution contains between 60 - 93% of wine vinegar, between 0.1 - 20% of dried yeast extract, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid, between 0.1 - 15% of black pepper extract, and between 0.1 - 15% of dried garlic concentrate, which are dissolved in water of temperature between 15 - 25C to concentration between 1 - 30%.

4. The method, according to claim No. 1, characterized in that, cut cheese slices are soaked in garlic solution for 5 to 30 minutes.

5. The method, according to claim No. 4, characterized in that, garlic solution contains between 35 - 55% of garlic extract, between 0.1 - 25% of garlic ground, between 5 - 32% of sea salt, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid, and 0.1 - 15% of parsley leaves, which are dissolved in water in temperature between 15 - 25C to concentration between 1 -30%.

6. The method, according to claim No. 1, characterized in that, aerated cheese slices are mixed with pizza flavor seasoning in quantity between 2 - 30% of product mass.

7. The method, according to claim No. 6, characterized in that, pizza flavour seasoning contains between 40 - 60% of dried tomato ground, between 2.25 - 27.6% of dried bell pepper and/or bell pepper aroma, between 0.1 - 15% of black pepper extract, between 10 - 30% of sea salt, between 2 - 22% of dried onion concentrate, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid anhydrate, between 0.1 - 20% of oregano ground, and between 0.1 - 20% of basil fines.

8. The method, according to claim No. 1, characterized in that, aerated cheese slices are mixed with pepper toppings in quantity between 1 - 30% of product mass.

9. The method, according to claim No. 8, characterized in that, pepper seasoning contains between 50 - 99.8%) of dried bell pepper and/or bell pepper aroma, between 0.1 - 25% of black pepper extract, and between 0.1 - 25% of oregano ground.

10. The method, according to claim No. 1, characterized in that, cheese slices are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, with square mesh size of 10 or 15 mm.

11. Cheese crisps, characterized in that, they comprise of dried 3 mm thick slices of cheese, containing up to 7% of water and natural taste additives in quantity between 1 - 30% of product mass, whilst tissue of dried cheese slices is aerated with air babbles, which increase the product volume, and surface of slices is covered with smaller and/or larger bubbles.

12. Crisps, according to claim No. 11, characterized in that, natural taste additives comprise of pepper seasoning.

13. Crisps, according to claim No. 12, characterized in that, pepper toppings contain between 50 - 99.8% of dried bell pepper and/or bell pepper aroma, between 0.1 - 25% of black pepper extract, and between 0.1 - 25% of oregano ground.

14. Crisps, according to claim No. 11 , characterized in that, natural taste additives comprise of garlic taste additive.

15. Crisps, according to claim No. 15, characterized in that, garlic taste additive contains between 35 - 55% of garlic extract, between 0.1 - 25% of garlic ground, between 5 - 32% of sea salt, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid, and between 0.1 - 15% of parsley leaves.

16. Crisps, according to claim No. 11, characterized in that, natural taste additives comprise of vinaigrette mixture.

17. Crisps, according to claim No. 16, characterized in that, vinaigrette mixture contains between 60 - 93% of wine vinegar, between 0.1 - 20% of dried yeast extract, between 0.1 - 5% of citric acid, between 0.1 - 15% of black pepper extract, and between 0.1 - 15% of dried garlic concentrate.

18. Crisps, according to claim No. 1, characterized in that, natural taste additives comprise of pizza flavour seasoning.

19. Crisps, according to claim No. 6, characterized in that, pizza flavour seasoning contains between 40 - 60% of dried tomato ground, between 2.25 - 27.6% of dried bell pepper, between 0.1 - 15% of sea salt, between 2 - 22% of dried onion concentrate, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid anhydrate, between 0.1 - 20% of oregano ground, and between 0.1 - 20% of basil fines.

20. Food produce containing cheese crisps, characterized in that, it is a mixture containing cheese crisps and/or cheese crisps with different flavour seasonings in quantity between 5 - 95% and/or fruit crisps in quantity between 5 - 95% and/or vegetable crisps in quantity between 5 - 95%, whilst crisps comprise of dried 3 mm thick slices, up to 7% of water and natural taste additives in quantity between 1 - 30% of product mass, and their tissue is aerated with air bubbles, which increase the product volume, and surface of which is covered with smaller and/or larger bubbles.

21. Product, according to claim No. 20, characterized in that, fruit crisps comprise of dried apple slices and/or strawberry slices and/or black current slices and/or red current slices and/or blueberry slices and/or blackberry slices and or pineapple slices and/or papaya slices, possibly raisins.

22. Product, according to claim No. 20, characterized in that, vegetable crisps comprise of dried carrot slices and/or tomato slices and/or beetroot slices and/or onion slices and/or pepper slices and/or cabbage slices and/or aubergine slices and/or courgette slices and/or Jerusalem artichoke slices and/or parsnip slices and/or broccoli slices and/or celery slices and/or cauliflower slices, possibly caramelized onion slices.

Description:
Methods of producing cheese crisps, cheese crisps and consumer goods containing cheese crisps

The subject of this invention is a method of producing cheese crisps, cheese crisps and food produce containing cheese crisps applicable in food industry.

The method of manufacturing extruded crisps containing granules of cheese is known from the Russian description of patent No. RU2312521 and works by mixing 15% of ground "Chedder" cheese of a particle size ranging from 0.32 mm to 0.63 mm, with 85% w/w of rice; next, the mixture is moistened to obtain moisture level between 15-18% and is processed in an extruder in temperature between 150-160 C with pressure between 7.5-8.5 MPa; the surface of the extruded produce is sprinkled with salt with added vitamins in quantity of 2.5% of weight of cheese crisps. According to another version, 10% of "Chedder" cheese is mixed with 90% of weight amount of wheat or dried mixture of 20% of weight amount of "Chedder" is mixed with 80% of weight amount of wheat-rye.

The nutritional values of crisps and a method of their manufacturing is known from the European description of patent No EP 2206434. Crisps, especially highly nutritional ones contain cheese and bread; typical crisps contain the following ingredients in percentage by weight: bread crumbs, bread preferably white bread between 18.70 - 19.00%, cheese between 36.66 - 36.80%, refined vegetable oil preferably rape oil between 7.25 - 8.9%, between 34.30 - 36.61% of water, 0.01% of vitamin C, dried seasonings between 0.05 - 0.15%, and salt substitute between 0.68 - 0.84%.

The method describes stage where ground cheese is added to the carbohydrate compounds, with added vegetable oil in water, obtained in this way mixture is then stirred, thermal treated, and finally cut into sheets and cooled. Obtained produce contains between 33.6 - 34.4% of protein, between 3.0 - 3.5% of fat, and between 52.4 - 57.0% of water, is suitable for children, rich in nutritional values, delicious and crunchy.

The method of manufacturing food produce, an extruder for manufacturing food produce and food produce are known from the Polish description of patent No PL203664, obtained by using cheese pastes, which contains large quantities of dry matter, typically between 50-60%. In case of well known extruding systems, the cutting forces in the extruding nozzle are too great in order to achieve a well formed product. The method of manufacturing food produce comprising a fixed rim, which envelops at least one fill, using basic food material for forming the product rim and at least one food material as a filler, in the joint extruder containing extruding nozzle powered by basic food material and at least one filling material; this method is characterized by the use of a dual-compartment extruding nozzle, where a fixed rim is formed; this rim becomes firm in the first stage of the process in the first compartment of a nozzle, by cooling the basic food material, and next in the second stage of this process in the second compartment of a nozzle this firmed and formed rim is filled with at least one filling material and as a result a ready products is obtained, which contains a rim filled with at least one of this filling materials, and the ready product is received.

The main food ingredient is usually protein component, however it can also be polysaccharides.

Cooling of a rim is done by using a circulation of water or similar liquid. Natural cheeses, fresh clots of milk and unprocessed cheese produce, cheese spreads and processed cheese produce, with homogeneous salts or without homogenous salts can be used as a rim material.

The filling and the rim is made in approximately 90C in AC power trays, then the filling is cooled to approximately 80C and the rim to about 60C between AC power trays and the extruding head; the rim is extruded and the first compartment of a nozzle is cooled to about 50C in order to firm the rim; the filling which fills the rim made in the first compartment is extruded, and the second compartment of a nozzle is cooled to about 30C, whereas the products which leaves the nozzle has approximate temperature of 38C.

The essence of this method, according to the invention, is that cheese is checked under metal detector, cut with a food sheer into slices between 1 - 7 mm thick, and an optical detector is used to check for the presence of any foreign bodies within the produce. Next, cheese slices are frozen to temperature between -5C to -30C by using the supply of cold air between -20C to -lOOC, in the period of time between 5 to 40 minutes. Frozen cheese slices of between 1 - 20 kg of weight are aerated by rapid water evaporation process, causing the appearance of typical smaller and/or larger bubbles, which increase the volume of the product. The aeration is conducted in a microwave- vacuum dryer in the period of time between 1 - 20 min, with pressure between 15 - 100 hPa and applied microwave power between 5 - 120 kW.

After the aeration process, cheese slices are mixed with the seasoning, post dried in temperature between 20 - 65C in the period of time between 0.5 - 2 hours, until the moisture between 1 - 9% is achieved, which gives the product its crunchiness and afterwards cheese slices are sieved in a sifter and an accepted fraction is packed.

Preferably, cheese slices are soaked in a vinaigrette solution for 2 - 40 minutes, which most preferably contains between 60 - 93% of wine vinegar, between 0.1 - 20% of dried yeast extract, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid, between 0.1 - 15% of black pepper extract, and between 0.1 - 15% of dried garlic concentrate. They are dissolved in water in temperature between 15 - 25C to concentration between 1 - 30%.

Preferably, cheese slices are soaked in a garlic solution for 5 - 30 minutes, which most preferably contains between 35 - 55% of garlic extract, between 0.1 - 25% garlic ground, between 5 - 32% of sea salt, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid, and between 0.1 - 15% of parsley leaves. They are dissolved in water in temperature between 15 - 25C to concentration between 1 - 30%.

The method, according to claim No 1, is characteristic because the aerated cheese slices are mixed with pizza seasoning in quantity between 2 - 30% of product weight.

Preferably, the aerated cheese slices are mixed with pizza seasoning in quantity between 1 - 30% of product weight, which most preferably contains between 40 - 60% of dried ground tomato, between 2.25 -27.65% of dried pepper and/or pepper aroma, between 0.1 - 15% of black pepper extract, between 10 - 30% of sea salt, between 2 - 22% of dried onion concentrate, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid anhydrate, between 0.1 - 20% of ground oregano, and between 0.1 - 20% of basil fines.

Preferably, the aerated cheese slices are mixed with bell pepper seasoning in quantity between 1 - 30% of product weight, which most preferably contains dried bell pepper and/or between 50 - 99.8% of bell pepper aroma, between 0.1 - 25% of black pepper extract and between 0.1 - 25% of ground oregano. Preferably, cheese slices are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, which mesh side length is 10 mm or 15 mm.

The essence of cheese crisps, according to the invention, is that it is the product in form of dried cheese slices up to 3 mm thick, containing up to 7% of water and natural taste additives in quantity between 1 - 30% of weight product, whilst tissue of dried cheese slices is aerated with air bubbles, which increase the volume of the product, and the surface of slices is covered with smaller and/or larger bubbles.

Preferably, the natural taste additives comprise of bell pepper seasoning, which most preferably contains between 50 - 99.8% of dried bell pepper and/or bell pepper aroma, between 0.1 - 25% of black pepper extract, and between 0.1 - 25% of ground oregano.

Preferably, the natural taste additives comprise of garlic taste enhancer, which most preferably contains between 35 - 55% of garlic extract, between 0.1 - 25% of ground garlic, between 5 - 32% of sea salt, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid, and between 0.1 - 15% of parsley leaves.

Preferably, the natural taste additives comprise of vinaigrette mix, which most preferably contains between 60 - 93% of wine vinegar, between 0.1 - 20% of dried yeast extract, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid, between 0.1 - 15% of black pepper extract, and between 0.1 - 15% of dried garlic concentrate.

Preferably, the natural taste additives comprise of pizza seasoning, which most preferably contains between 40 - 60% of dried tomato ground, between 2.25 - 27.6% of dried bell pepper, between 0.1 - 15% of black pepper extract, between 10 - 30% of sea salt, between 2 - 22% of dried onion concentrate, between 0.1 - 15% of citric acid anhydrate, between 0.1 - 20% of oregano ground, and between 0.1 - 20% of basil fines.

The essence of the food produce, according to the invention, is that it is a mixture of cheese crisps in quantity between 5 - 95%, and/or fruit crisps in quantity between 5 - 95%, and/or vegetable crisps in quantity between 5 - 95%, whilst crisps comprise of dried slices up to 3 mm thick, up to 7% of water content and natural taste additives between 1 - 30% of product weight, and their tissue is aerated with air bubbles , which increase the volume of the product, and the surface of which is covered with smaller and/or larger bubbles. Preferably, fruit crisps comprise of dried apple slices and/or strawberry slices and/or black currant slices and/or red currant slices and/or blueberry slices and/or huckleberry slices and/or pineapple slices and/or peach slices and/or banana slices and/or mango slices and/or papaya slices, possibly raisins, whilst vegetable crisps preferably comprise of dried carrot slices and/or tomato slices and/or beetroot slices and/or onion slices and/or pepper slices and/or cabbage slices and/or aubergine slices and/or courgette slices and/or Jerusalem artichoke slices and/or parsnip slices and/or broccoli slices and/or celery slices and/or cauliflower slices, possibly caramelized onion slices.

The benefit of crisps made of cheese is their taste comparable with the taste of cheese but unlike cheese they are crunchy and can be served as a delicious snack. Crisps are manufactured with no added sugar, fat, colorants and preservatives. They are produced exclusively from natural cheese and after dehydration they preserve their natural appearance and colour as well as pleasant and crunchy texture. The drying method assures high content of aromatic compounds as well as minerals and vitamins. Cheese crisps are a great alternative to unhealthy potato snacks. The method of producing cheese crisps, according to the invention, allows to obtain healthy and tasty crisps, which are aimed at children, youth and adults.

The invention is explained by way of the following examples of implementation and presented in the drawing, in which fig. 1 depicts a cheesy chips, fig. 2 - two cheese crisps, and fig. 3 - three cheese crisps.

Example 1

The method of producing cheese crisps states, that the supplied cheese is weighted and marked in the production report. Next cheese is cleaned and rinsed with water and goes through the metal detection process in order to eliminate any impurities. Afterwards cheese is cooled and frozen. Prepared in such way cheese is cut with a food slicer into slices up to 12 mm thick; while tipping the cheese into the food sheer, cheese is being fed relatively evenly in order to achieve proper weight of material in the cutting chamber. Sliced cheese is frozen inside the freezing tunnel. Freezing process is conducted in temperature of -80C for 25 minutes. Frozen cheese slices are mixed with bell pepper seasoning in quantity of 30% of product weight, which contains dried bell pepper and bell pepper aroma in quantity of 50%, 25% of black pepper extract and 25% of oregano ground. 3 kg of seasoned and frozen slices are aerated by rapid water evaporation process causing the appearance of typical smaller and larger bubbles, which increase the product volume. The aeration process is conducted in a microwave- vacuum dryer for 10 minutes, with pressure of 25 hPA and with applied microwave power of 24 kW, whilst the slices are post dried in 70C temp for 1 hour, until 7% of moisture is achieved to assure crunchiness of the product. After post drying process, slices are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, with mesh side length of 15 mm. Accepted batch is packed into 60 x 40 aluminum Triplex bags of 2kg each. Prepared in such way bags are labeled and packed into a carton, 3 item per carton. Ready product is stored in a warehouse on the pallet, wrapped in stretch foil.

Example 2

The method of producing cheese crisps is conducted as in Example 1, with the difference, that cheese is cut with the food sheer into slices of 4 mm thick, slices are frozen in the freezing tunnel in -40C temperature in the period of time of 20 minutes. Frozen cheese slices are mixed with bell pepper seasoning in quantity of 1% of the product, which contains 99.8% of dried bell pepper, 0.1% of black pepper extract, and 0.1% of oregano ground. 8 kg of seasoned cheese slices are aerated in the microwave- vacuum dryer for 2 minutes, with pressure of 25hPa, and applied microwave power of lOOkW. Slices are post dried in temperature of 40C, over 4 - hour time until moisture of 4% is achieved in order to assure crunchiness of the product, and post dried flakes are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, with square mesh size of 10 mm and packed. Taste of the particular flakes varies insignificantly, which is related to the amount of seasoning deposited on the flakes during the process of mixing.

Example 3

The method of producing cheese crisps is conducted as in the Example 1 or 2, with the difference, that cheese slices are soaked in 30% of water solution of garlic taste additive, in temp of 25C for 5 minutes, while the garlic taste additive contains 55% of garlic extract, 25% of garlic ground, 5% of sea salt, 1% of citric acid, and 14% of parsley leaves. Next, the seasoned slices are frozen in the freezing tunnel in temp of -lOOC for 10 minutes time and afterwards slices are aerated by the rapid water evaporation process causing the appearance of typical smaller and larger bubbles, which increases the product volume. The aeration of 15kg of cheese is conducted in microwave- vacuum dryer for 17 minutes, with pressure of 70 hPa and applied microwave power of 70 kW, whilst flakes are post dried in 40C temp for 2 hours until moisture level is brought down to below 4%, which assures product crunchiness.

Example 4

The method of producing cheese crisps is conducted as in Example 1 or 2, with the difference, that cheese is cut with the food sheer into 2 mm thick slices, slices are soaked in 1% of water solution of garlic taste additive in temp +1C for 30 minutes, whilst garlic taste additive contains 35% of garlic extract, 3% of garlic ground, 32% of sea salt, 15% of citric acid, and 15% of parsley leaves. Next, the seasoned slices are aerated by the rapid water evaporation causing the appearance of typical smaller and larger bubbles, which increase the product volume, whilst the aeration of 6 kg of cheese is conducted in the microwave-vacuum dryer for 6 minutes, with pressure of 25 hPa and applied microwave power of 20k W. Aerated slices are post dried in temp of 40C for 2 hours, until moisture level is brought down to below 4%, which assures product crunchiness. After post drying process the flakes are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, with square mesh size of 10 mm.

Example 5

The method of producing cheese crisps is conducted as in Example 1 or 2, with the difference, that cheese is cut with the food sheer into 5 mm thick slices, cheese slices are cooled with cold stream of air at the temperature -15C. Afterwards the cooled slices are soaked in 30% water solution of vinaigrette mix in temp of 2C for 15 minutes, whilst vinaigrette mix contains 60% of wine vinegar, 20% of dried yeast extract, 5% of citric acid, 5% of black pepper extract, and 10% of dried garlic concentrate. Next, the seasoned flakes are aerated by the rapid water evaporation process causing the appearance of typical smaller and larger bubbles, which increase the product volume. The aeration of 12 kg of cheese is conducted in a microwave- vacuum dryer for 10 minutes, with pressure of 40hPa, and applied microwave power of 48kW, whilst slices are post dried in 60C temp for 3 hours, until moisture level of 1% is achieved, which assures crispiness of the product. All crisps have homogeneous taste due to the fact that the solution is easily absorbed into the tissue of the product.

Example 6

The method of producing cheese crisps is conducted as in Example 1 or 2, with the difference, that cheese is cut with the food sheer into 1 mm thick slices, cheese slices are soaked in 20% water solution of vinaigrette mix, which contains 93% of wine vinegar, 1% of dried yeast extract, 1.1% of citric acid, 0.9% of black pepper extract, and 4% of dried garlic concentrate. Next, the seasoned flakes are frozen in the freezing tunnel in temp -180C for 10 minutes and afterwards they are aerated by rapid water evaporation causing the appearance of typical bubbles, which increase the product volume, whilst the aeration of 8 kg of cheese is conducted in a microwave-vacuum dryer for 5 minutes, with pressure of 25hPa, and applied microwave power of 28k W. Aerated slices are post dried in 45 C for 3 hours, until moisture level is brought down to below 6%, which assures product crunchiness. After post drying process, flakes are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, with square mesh size of 15 mm.

Example 7

The method of producing cheese crisps implies that cheese after it had been delivered to the production area undergoes metal detection process in order to eliminate any impurities and afterwards it is cut with the food cutter into 1 - 7mm thick slices, and an optical detector is used to check for the presence of any foreign bodies. Slices of cheese are transported into the freezing tunnel and frozen up to temp -5C by cold air stream of temp of - 70C for 15 minutes. 8 kg of sliced cheese is aerated by rapid water evaporation process causing the appearance of typical smaller and larger bubbles, which increase the product volume. Aeration process is conducted in the microwave-vacuum dryer for 10 minutes, with pressure of 70 hPa, and applied microwave power of 52k W. After aeration process, the cheese slices are mixed with pizza seasoning in quantity of 10% of product weight, which contains 50% of dried tomato ground, 10% of dried bell pepper and bell pepper aroma, 3% of black pepper extract, 10% of sea salt, 6% of dried onion concentrate, 5% of citric acid anhydrate, 7% of oregano ground, and 9% of basil fines, whilst flakes are post dried in temp of 65C for 2 hours, until moisture level of 2% is achieve to assure crunchiness of the product. After post drying process slices are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, with square mesh size of 15 mm. Accepted fraction batch is packed into aluminum bags. Prepared in such way bags are labeled, and packed into cartons, 3 bags per carton. Ready product is stored in the warehouse on the pallet, which is wrapped in stretch foil.

Example 8 The method of producing cheese crisps is conducted as in Example 7, with the difference, that cheese is cut with the food sheer into 0.5 mm thick slices, and an optical detector is used to check for the presence of any foreign bodies within the produce. Cheese slices are transported into the freezing tunnel and frozen to temp of -15C by cold air stream of temp of -120C for 10 minutes. Frozen cheese slices are mixed with pizza seasoning in quantity of 10% of product weight, which contains 60% of dried tomato ground, 4% of dried bell pepper, 2% of black pepper extract, 30% of sea salt, 2% of dried onion concentrate, 1% of citric acid anhydrate, 0.2% of oregano ground, and 0.8% of basil fines. 4 kg of preliminary seasoned slices are aerated in microwave -vacuum dryer for 5 minutes, with pressure of 17 hPa, and applied microwave power of 14 kW. Flakes are post dried in temp of 40C for 3 hours, until moisture level of 3% is achieved to assure product crunchiness, and post dried slices are sieved through a screen with a square mesh, with square mesh size of 15 mm and packed.

Example 9

Cheese crisps are in the form of dried, 3 mm thick slices of cheese containing 7% of water and 30% of weight product of natural taste enhancers, which comprise of bell pepper seasoning. The bell pepper seasoning contains 99.8% of dried bell pepper and Robertet pepper aroma, 0.1% of black pepper extract, and 0.1% of oregano ground. Crisps are spicy, crispy and crunchy, and tissue of dried cheese slices is aerated with air bubbles, which increase the product volume, and which are visible on the surface of the slices in the form of smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 10

Cheese crisps made as in Example 9, with the difference, that the dried slices are 2 mm thick, and contain 4% of water and 10% of natural taste enhancers in form of bell pepper seasoning in product mass, while bell pepper seasoning contains 45% of dried bell pepper, 5% of IFF bell pepper aroma, 25% of black pepper extract, and 25% of oregano ground. These crisps are more spicy and aromatic.

Example 11

Cheese crisps made as in Example 9, with the difference, that the dried cheese slices are 2.5 mm thick, contain 4.5% of water and 15% of product weight of garlic taste enhancer, while garlic taste enhancer contains 55% of garlic extract, 25% of garlic ground, 5% of sea salt, 10% of citric acid, and 5% of parsley leaves. Example 12

Cheese crisps made as in Example 4, with the difference, that dried cheese slices are 1.5 mm thick, contain 3% of water and 25% of product weight of garlic taste enhancer, while the garlic taste enhancer contains 35% of garlic extract, 25% of Paula garlic ground, 10% of sea salt, 15% of citric acid, and 15% of parsley leaves.

Example 13

Cheese crisps made as in Example 9, with the difference, that the dried cheese slices are 2 mm thick, contain 2% of water and natural taste enhancers comprising of 5% of vinaigrette mix, which contains 93% wine vinegar, 1% of dried yeast extract, 1% of citric acid, 2.5% of black pepper extract, and 2.5% of dried garlic concentrate.

Example 14

Cheese crisps made as in Example 13, with the difference, that vinaigrette contains 60% of wine vinegar, 15% of dried yeast extract, 5% of citric acid, 10% of black pepper extract, and 10% of dried garlic concentrate.

Example 15

Cheese crisps made as in Example 9, with the difference, that dried cheese slices are 1 mm thick, contain 3.5% of water and 8% of natural taste enhancers comprising of pizza seasoning. Pizza seasoning contains 40% of dried tomato ground, 27.1% of dried bell pepper, 1.5% of black pepper extract, 10% of sea salt, 2% of dried onion concentrate, 0.9% of citric acid anhydrate, 9% of oregano ground, and 9% of basil fines.

Example 16

Cheese crisps made as in Example 15, with the difference, that pizza seasoning contains 50% of dried tomato ground, 7% of dried bell pepper extract, 0.9% of black pepper extract, 10% of sea salt, 2% of dried onion concentrate, 0.1% of citric acid anhydrate, 15% of oregano ground, and 15% of basil fines.

Example 17

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 5% of cheese crisps and 95% of fruit crisps, whilst cheese crisps comprise of 25% of strawberry slices, 35% peach slices and whole dried blueberries. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles, which increase the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller or larger bubbles. Example 18

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 10% of cheese crisps and 90% of fruit crisps, whilst fruit crisps comprise of 50% of dried black currant and 40% of dried red currant. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles, which increase the product volume and its surface is covered with smaller or larger bubbles.

Example 19

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 20% of cheese crisps and 80% of fruit crisps, whilst fruit crisps comprise of 60% of pineapple slices and 20% of strawberry slices. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume and its surface is covered with smaller or larger bubbles.

Example 20

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 30% of cheese crisps and 70% of fruit crisps in form of strawberry flavoured apple slices, 5 - 90 mm fraction. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 21

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 40% of cheese crisps and 60% of fruit crisps, 5 - 90mm fraction, whilst fruit crisps comprise of 30%) of mango slices and 40% of papaya slices. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 22

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 50% of cheese crisps and 50% of strawberry fruit crisps. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 23

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture containing 60% of cheese crisps and 40% of fruit crisps, which comprise of dried banana flavoured apple slices, 5 - 90 mm fraction. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles. Example 24

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 70% of cheese crisps and 30% of fruit crisps in form of 15% of apple with cinnamon slices, fraction 5 - 90 mm and 15% of raisins. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 25

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 80% of cheese crisps and 20% of fruit crisps, which comprise of dried apple slices. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 26

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 90% of cheese crisps and 10% of fruit crisps, which comprise of dried blueberry. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 27

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 95% of cheese crisps and 5% of fruit crisps. Fruit crisps comprise of blackberry. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 28

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 5% of cheese crisps and 95% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of 25% of dried broccoli, 40% of red pepper stripes, and 30% of dried white onion. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with smaller and larger bubbles.

Example 29

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 10% of cheese crisps with bell pepper seasoning and 90% of vegetable crisps. Vegetable crisps comprise of 45% of dried carrot slices with paprika flavour and 45% of dried tomato slices. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 30

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 20% of cheese crisps and 80% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of 44% of dried white onion slices and 45% of dried pepper stripes. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 31

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 30% of cheese crisps with pizza toppings and 70% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of dried tomato slices with basil and oregano. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Examples 32

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 40% of cheese crisps and 60% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of 30% of dried broccoli and 30% of dried red onion slices. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubble increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 33

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 50% of cheese crisps and 50% of burrito flavoured cheese crisps. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubble increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 34

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 50% of pizza flavoured cheese crisps and 50% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of caramelized red onion slices. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 35

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 60% of paprika flavour cheese crisps and 40% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of dried white onion slices. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles, Example 36

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 70% of cheese crisps and 30% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of 30% of dried broccoli. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 37

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 80% of kebab flavoured cheese crisps and 20% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of dried red onion. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 38

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 90% of cheese crisps and 10% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of dried broccoli. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Example 39

Food produce comprising of cheese crisps is a mixture, which contains 5% of paprika flavored cheese crisps and 95% of vegetable crisps, which comprise of stripes of dried red bell pepper. Tissue of the product is aerated with air bubbles increasing the product volume, and its surface is covered with bubbles.

Cheese crisps and food produce containing cheese crisps are characterized by high crunchiness and crispiness because the tissue of dried slices of cheese is aerated with air bubbles by rapid volumetric water evaporation, increasing the product volume, which surface is covered with smaller and/or larger crunchy bubbles. Such structure makes cheese crisps and food produce containing cheese crisps light and delicate with crunchiness comparable to potato, carrot, beetroot, tomato, Jerusalem artichoke crisps. The percentage selection of ingredients and additives in way of examples, is just an attempt to show the possibilities offered by application of cheese crisps in manufacturing of cheese snacks and food produce containing cheese crisps, which can be produced without salt, with both spicy and mild taste. Due to the known consumer preferences, only the typical product flavours are presented.