Removal of bacteria and spores
Baktofugation is a process in which a specially designed hermetic centrifuge is used to separate bacteriaBacterium Linens (red culture bacteria) are brushed with salt water on the cheese. » More info and spores of certain bacterial strains from the shell milkCheese milk is the milk intended for the production of cheese, also with the concomitant use of buttermilk products, cream products, sweet whey, sour whey and whey cream (whey cream) » More info.
The method is used in certain types of cheese, especially in cut cheeses.
In practice, bactofugationBaktofugation is a process in which a specially designed hermetic centrifuge is used to separate bacteria and spores of certain bacterial strains from the shell milk. » More info has proven to be an effective way of reducing the spore content of milk because its density is higher than that of milk.
The bactofugation separates the milk into a more or less bacteria-free fraction and a concentrate (bactofugate) containing most spores and bacteria.
This method is not necessary in hay milkHay milk comes from cows that are fed exclusively with fresh grassland feed, hay and little grain. » More info cheese production and also not allowed.
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