How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Texture Measurement: Testing the Grateness of Cheese

Grating cheese by hand Retail-ready grated cheese is a fast-growing market throughout Europe as the need for convenience and variety continues to dominate.

As a result, cheese which might historically have been offered only in block form must now be able to withstand intense shredding, product transfer and packaging without clogging up machinery. Texture analysis helps dairies evaluate the mechanical properties that will influence not only their product’s mouthfeel, but also processability.