EDAM CHEESE

Product Description

The product obtained from pasteurized milk, ripened cheese, rennet with different fat content in dry matter

Ingredients

Milk, salt, milk bacterial culture, stabilizer

Sensory Characteristics

Colour: uniform throughout the mass, slightly yellow to yellow
Taste and smell – mild, aromatic, pasteurization aftertaste, slightly sour, slightly spicy in older cheeses
Cosistency: flexible, slightly soft, homogeneous, slightly hard is acceptable.

Physico-chemical requirements

Water content %:  max 43
Fat content %:  min 24
Fat in dry matter %:  45
Salt %:  max 2,0

Microbiological requirements

Staphylococcus coagulase – positibe cfu/g m=100 M=1000 n=5 c=2
Listeria monocytogenes in 25g – n = 5, c = 0; absent

n-number of samples tested in batch
c-number of samples giving results between m and M
m-value equal to or below satisfactory results
M-accepted threshold value above which the results are disqualified

Use

For direct consumption and as a semi–finished product for the food industry

Information about allergenic

Milk with lactose, product may contain derivatives of eggs

GMO

Product produced in accordance with EC Regulation 1829/2003: EC1830/2003 does not include:
genetically modified organisms.

Shelf life

90 days from the date of introduction to trading at temp.from 0°C to +10°C

Condition of Storage

Dry, clean and well-ventilated place, free from foreign odors, protected from pests, at temp from 0°C to +10°C

Packaging

The product is packed in blocks, slightly flattened and slightly convex sides, light imprint of forms and plastic bags acceptable.

Marking

Marking of expiry date: best befor dd.mm.yyyy

Nutrition value in 100g

The energy value: 1441kJ/347 kcal; fat content: 27g including unsaturated fatty acids 17g; – carbohydrates 0g including sugars 0g; protein: 26g; salt content: 1,3g

Transportation

Means of transport should protect the product from damage, moisture and other harmful environmental influences.