Golot cheese

Golot cheese
Country of origin Turkey
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Golot cheese, is one of the most important traditional cheeses produced in the region of East Black Sea, Turkey. The average composition of Golot cheese is 43.51% total solids, 5.31% fat, 33.64% protein, and 3.12% salt. The mixture of morning and night milk is heated to 37°C and separated from the fat. An appropriate amount of rennet and yogurt whey are added to the non-fat milk and then heated until the precipitation (65-70°C). The curd is then transferred into the cheese cloth for whey drainage about 15 hours. The cheeses are placed in a 50 kg (110 lb) polypropylene bags; granular cheeses are added between each Golot cheese and waited for one week. The Golot cheeses are pressed into wooden containers with cover and ripened between 6 months and 1 year based on the consumption period.

References

    Yazici, F. ve Dervisoglu, M. “Proteolysis in Golot Cheese.” Acta Alimentaria, 31 (3), 307-313 (2002).

    "The Indispensable Ingredient of Turkish Tables: Cheese." Turkish Cultural Foundation.


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