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How processed cheese is produced

How processed cheese is produced
Key Info
  • How processed cheese is produced
  • Duration: 6:25
  • Farmer Jimmy Doherty investigates the difference between normal cheese and processed cheese. He demonstrates how to make normal cheese, separating the curds and whey from milk by adding acid to separate the solids and liquid. Jimmy fries a piece of each cheese to show how the fat does not seep out of processed cheese. He then goes on to make his normal cheese into processed cheese by adding water and milk proteins.
  • Subject:

    Design and Technology


    Food Technology: Mass Production

  • Keywords: curds, whey, cheese, processed, food, foodfactory, dairy, cow, milk, chemistry
Ideas for use in class
  • To generate discussion on food processing and what happens to our food within food factories. To generate discussion on how technology allows us to change raw ingredients. To generate discussion on how much supermarkets influence the foods we eat – why do we process foods? To illustrate functional properties of food - what happens when cheese and processed cheese are heated?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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