DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has extended its Dairy Safe cheese biopreservation portfolio, with a selection of new phage-robust culture rotations. With the new cultures, cheese producers can benefit from an even more robust culture rotation system, ensuring reliable and consistent cheese production and optimal phage management. DSM’s all-in-one Dairy Safe solution delivers acidification, flavor and assured bioprotection against late blowing and spoilage to guarantee high-quality cheese, including organic varieties.
Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to protect against spoilage in cheese and maintain flawless production to avoid expensive defects. At the same time, demand for great-tasting, sustainable and natural cheese is on the rise, with 34% of consumers choosing cheese products that contain fewer additives or preservatives. Cheese producers must therefore ensure their products are of the highest quality to stay ahead in the market and meet these diverse needs. However, effectively managing bacteriophages remains a significant challenge for many manufacturers. Insufficient phage management can lead to fermentation delays and production slow-down, which can contribute to increased food loss and have a detrimental impact on cheese flavor, yield and texture.
To address these challenges, DSM’s Dairy Safe cultures are used in a rotation system with several phage alternatives, ensuring consistent quality and performance among all rotations while also offering a proven and widely recognized solution for acidification, flavor and protecting cheese without the need for preservatives. The new cultures expand on this leading portfolio, adding four new culture rotations to offer an even more robust rotation system that supports reliable, consistent production and assured bioprotection for high-quality, sustainably produced cheese.