Tag - cheese

Learn all about cheese and the science of cheese in this section. We discuss how cheese is made (how you can do so at home!), the science behind these cheeses (interested to learn about casein proteins anybody?) and how to get the most out of cheese (ever thought about why cheese bubbles or browns?).

mozzarella making step 5 finished mozzarella

How mozzarella is made

Chances are you’ve had a pizza that was covered with mozzarella. It is one of the most common cheeses for a pizza. It melts very well on top of your pizza and turns a nice brown. The mozzarella used on top of a...

spinach quiche ready for covering with cheese mix

The science of packaging grated cheese

It’s probably an even¬†more familiar phenomenon than mouldy bread: mouldy cheese. And not just the cheeses that are meant to be mouldy, but mould growth on cheese that are not supposed to be covered in them. Dutch...

processed cheese slices for cheese burgers

The story (and science) of processed cheese

Are you a fan of cheese burgers? If so, what type of cheese do you put on top? Do you buy those individually wrap thin ‘cheddar’ slices? I’m not a fan of cheese burgers myself, but we do always have a...

The Casein family – Protein & cheese science

There are so many different types of cheese: brie, fresh cheese, mozzarella, gruyere, parmezan, Gouda, paneer, emmentaler and I could go on for a lot longer. What’s interesting though is how they just about all...

Homemade Cheese Science (2) – Rennet & fresh herb cheese

Being a food scientist I have quite a bit of theoretical background in the (food) sciences. But nothing’s better than actually applying that science. Which is also the great thing about food science: it can be...

Science of the Cheese making process

Doing groceries in the evening has one great advantage: a lot of fresh products have been discounted to help them being sold out by the time the store closes. We like buying these discounted products, they still taste...

two cheese risotto with walnuts, apple and cucumber

Making (lazy) risotto – science of risotto rice

Masterchef Australia is by far my favourite tv show, it’s a great show on cooking, chefs, restaurants, etc. I’d love to go to Australia once and visit the restaurants from the show! Somehow it’s also...