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Cheese - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780124170124, 9780124170179


4th Edition

Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology

Editors: Paul McSweeney Patrick Fox Paul Cotter David Everett
eBook ISBN: 9780124170179
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124170124
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th May 2017
Page Count: 1302
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Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the chemical, biochemical, microbiological, and physico-chemical aspects of cheese, taking the reader from rennet and acid coagulation of milk, to the role of cheese and related foods in addressing public health issues.

The work addresses the science from the basic definition of cheese, to the diverse factors that affect the quality of cheese. Understanding these fermented milk-based food products is vital to a global audience, with the market for cheese continuing to increase even as new nutritional options are explored.

Additional focus is provided on the specific aspects of the ten major variety cheese families as defined by the characteristic features of their ripening. The book provides over 1000 varieties of this globally popular food.

Key Features

  • Features new chapters on Milk for Cheesemaking, Acceleration and Modification of Cheese Ripening, Cheesemaking Technology, Low-Fat and Low Sodium Cheesemaking, and Legislation
  • Offers practical explanations and solutions to challenges
  • Content presented is ideal for those learning and practicing the art of cheesemaking at all levels of research and production


Researchers, advanced students, and production management and control professionals

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Coagulation of Milk
Section 3. Starters and Manufacture
Section 4. Cheese Ripening
Section 5. Public Health Aspects
Section 6. Cheese Technology
Section 7. Diversity of Cheese


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About the Editors

Paul McSweeney

Paul McSweeney

Paul McSweeney is Professor of Food Chemistry in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College, Cork, Ireland (UCC). He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Technology in 1990 and a PhD in Food Chemistry from UCC in 1993 and also has an MA in Ancient Classics and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2012). He spent seven months (Jan-Aug, 2014) as interim head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science in UCC. He worked for a year in the University of Wisconsin (1991-2) as part of PhD and as a post-doctoral research scientist in UCC (1993-4). He was appointed to the academic staff of UCC in 1995. Prof McSweeney is an experienced lecturer and researcher and has successfully managed research projects funded through the Food Industry Research Measure and its predecessors administered by the Irish Department of Agriculture and Food, the EU Framework programs, the US-Ireland Co-operative Program in Agriculture/Food Science and Technology, Bioresearch Ireland and industry. He was awarded the Marschall Danisco International Dairy Science Award of the American Dairy Science Association in 2004 and in 2009 a higher doctorate (DSc) on published work by the National University of Ireland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Food Chemistry, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland

Patrick Fox

Patrick Fox

Dr. Patrick Fox is Emeritus Professor of Food Chemistry at University College, Cork, Ireland. Prof. Fox's research has focused on the biochemistry of cheese, the heat stability of milk, physico-chemical properties of milk proteins and food enzymology. He has authored or co-authored about 450 research and review papers, authored or edited 25 text-books on Dairy Chemistry and was one of the founding editors of the International Dairy Journal. In recognition of his work, Prof Fox has received the Research & Innovation Award of the (Irish) National Board for Science and Technology (1983), the Miles-Marschall Award of the American Dairy Science Association (1987), Medal of Honour, University of Helsinki (1991), the DSc degree of the National University of Ireland (1993), the Senior Medal for Agricultural & Food Chemistry of the Royal Society for Chemistry (2000), the ISI Highly Cited Award in Agricultural Science (2002) and the International Dairy Federation Award for 2002. Prof Fox has been invited to lecture in various countries around the world, and has served in various capacities with the International Dairy Federation, including President of Commission F (Science, Nutrition and Education) from 1980 to 1983.

Affiliations and Expertise

University College Cork, Ireland

Paul Cotter

Paul Cotter

Dr Paul Cotter is Principal Research Officer at Teagasc Food Research Centre at Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland. He is a molecular microbiologist, with researchers in his lab focusing particularly on antimicrobial peptides and the microbiology of the gut (and its role in health and disease) and of food. Dr Cotter also manages the Teagasc DNA sequencing facility, is a Principal Investigator within the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre and is an adjunct lecturer at Cork Institute of Technology. Dr Cotter’s Vision I laboratory was awarded the title of Irish Food/Agriculture Laboratory of the Year 2013, he has received awards from the Society for Applied Microbiology, ESCMID and FEMS and is an appointed faculty member of Faculty of 1000 (Biology) since 2006. Dr Cotter is also the author of >130 peer-reviewed publications resulting from research funded by the EU, Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Health Research Board, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Applied & Environmental Microbiology, PLoS One, BMC Microbiology, F1000 Reports and Proteins & Antimicrobial

Affiliations and Expertise

Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Cork, Ireland and APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

David Everett

David Everett

Dr. Everett is an Associate Professor in the Animal Science Department and Director of the Dairy Products Technology Center. He is originally from Australia, and completed his PhD in Food Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His academic career includes a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Of Guelph, Canada, investigating emulsion surface structures, and as faculty at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Otago, New Zealand, in food science departments. He has worked on dairy industry projects at a federal government research center on Australia (CSIRO) to help develop a technology to manufacture hard cheese from ultra-filtered milk, and at a dairy industry-funded company as a science liaison manager to bring together publicly-funded researchers with the dairy industry to solve technical problems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dairy Innovation Institute, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

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