Volatile compound profiling of Turkish Divle Cave cheese during production and ripening

S Ozturkoglu-Budak, A Gursoy, D P Aykas, C Koçak, S Dönmez, R P de Vries, P A Bron

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    The formation of volatile compounds in Turkish Divle Cave cheese produced in 3 different dairy farms was determined during production and ripening, revealing 110 compounds including acids, alcohols, ketones, esters, and terpenes. The presence and concentration of these volatile compounds varied between specific phases of the production and the 120-d ripening process. Smaller differences were also detected between cheeses produced at different farms. Carboxylic acids were established as a major class at the end of ripening. The relative amounts of acids and ketones increased until d 90 of ripening, whereas alcohols increased for the first 30 d and tailed off during the remaining part of the ripening process. The level of esters increased gradually until the end of ripening. Butanoic, acetic, and valeric acids, 2-butanol, 2-butanone, 2-heptanone, ethyl butanoate, α-pinene, and toluene were the most abundant compounds, likely contributing to the characteristic aroma of this traditional cheese.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5120-5131
    JournalJournal of Dairy Science
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2016


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