Turophile Terms U – Z

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When a cheese is ultra pasteurized, the milk used was super-heated up to 275 degrees for 4-15 seconds.

Washed rind cheeses are periodically washed with brine, beer, wine, oil, or some other solution to encourage the growth of bacteria.  It also lends a unique flavor to the cheese, depending on which solution it is washed with.

When a cheese is waxed, it is dipped into a specific color wax to preserve the cheese.  The color of the wax often times is used by the cheese maker as an indicator of the age of the cheese.

Whey is the watery part of milk that is left over after the curds coagulate during the cheese making process.

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