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Title:
SOFT OR FIRM/SEMI-HARD CHEESES AND METHODS FOR MAKING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2005/107485
Kind Code:
A2
Abstract:
Methods and systems for preparing soft or firm/semi-hard cheese are provided, as well as soft or firm/semi-hard cheese prepared by the methods. The methods typically involve the formation of a slurry that contains blended or molten cheese curd. A variety of ingredients can be introduced into the curd used to prepare the slurry, the slurry that is formed, or at other stages along the manufacturing process to tailor the performance and nutritional characteristics of the final cheese product. The slurry in some methods is directly processed to form a final cheese product. In other methods, the slurry undergoes various types of processing to achieve certain desired composition or performance requirements.

Inventors:
Merrill, Richard K. (9115 South Fox Fire Drive, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 80129, US)
Singh, Mayank (10598 East Jewell Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80012, US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2005/015258
Publication Date:
November 17, 2005
Filing Date:
May 03, 2005
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Assignee:
LEPRINO FOODS COMPANY (1830 West 38th Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80211, US)
Merrill, Richard K. (9115 South Fox Fire Drive, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 80129, US)
Singh, Mayank (10598 East Jewell Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80012, US)
International Classes:
A23C19/00; A23C19/068; A23C19/082; A23C19/09; (IPC1-7): A23C19/00
Foreign References:
US6120809A2000-09-19
US6319526B12001-11-20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Bernard, Eugene (Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, Two Embarcadero Center Eighth Floo, San Francisco California, 94111-3834, US)
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