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This is what the future of cheese looks like, find out how it tastes.
We’re evolving dairy. It starts with cultivating microorganisms, not cows. We use precision fermentation to create animal-free milk proteins, which we turn into indulgent cheeses in the artisan tradition. Find out how below:
We equip microorgansims with the genetic information to synthesize milk proteins. Similar to the beer brewing process — but instead of alcohol, our microorganisms produce milk proteins.
We nurture our microorganisms, providing them with just the right growth conditions –nutrients, pH, temperature– to produce milk proteins in the comfort of our fermenters.
When enough protein has been produced by our cultures, we harvest the animal-free milk protein, and share it with our artisans for the next step.
We combine the milk protein with plant-based fats, carbohydrates and salt, to create a concentrate which is the basis for our final cheese recipe.
In the traditional way, fermentation enzymes or heat are used to coagulate this concentrate into a curd, the solid cheese component.
The final step is forming, where we either package the fresh cheese, or apply a process to ripen it to create really strong, unique flavours.
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