Cottage cheese curd is made by fermenting milk with lactic acid bacteria. The curd is then cut and cooked to achieve the right moisture content. Afer this, the whey is drained off, the curd is cooled and rinsed in water before finally being blended with the dressing. When produced in small quantities, draining, washing and blending can be carried out in the vat itself.
However, for the production of larger volumes, special equipment is needed. It begins with a draining belt, where the product is drained, cooled and the lactic acid is rinsed off by rinsing in water. (Should more thorough rinsing be needed, a special washing tank can be added to the line). The final step before packing takes place in a blender where the dressing is added.
The Cheese technology guide is an easy to use resource for industrial production of semi-hard cheese, Cheddar, Mozzarella and fresh cheeses. This valuable reference includes a helpful overview of the basic processes involved in cheese production, as well as expert advice and explanation of common terminology.