Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Cultured Dairy Products
Bacteria are living organisms that need food,water, and warm temperature to grow. When bacteria are in this type of environment and they grow, it is called a culture. Certain bacteria, when cultured in milk, feed on the sugar there and produce an acid called lactic acid. This process, known as fermentation, changes the flavor and texture of the milk. Different bacteria are chosen for each type of cultured milk product according to the flavor and texture desired.