CHOOZIT RA Series
- Product Format:
- Freeze-dried Powder
- Culture Type:
- Mesophilic/Thermophilic Blend
RA series is a rapid-acidifying mesophilic/thermophilic blend for semi-hard, semi-soft and fresh cheeses including cheddar, Colby, feta, chevre. Due to the thermophilic strain in this blend, it is a rapid acid producer sometimes preferred over the MA series for the production of Cheddar and American-style cheeses. This culture is a popular choice for fresh "squeaky" curd production due to its salt sensitivity. Bacteriophage rotation available: RA 21, 22, 24, 26. Larger sizes of this product are available via Special Order (lead times and minimum purchase may apply; please contact Dairy Connection for details).
Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
Lactococcus cremoris subsp. cremoris (formerly known as Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris)
Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus (formerly known as Streptococcus thermophilus)
USED TO MAKE: Recommended for Cheddar and American type cheeses such as Colby, Monterey, fresh "squeaky" curds
USAGE RATE: Cheddar: 6.25-7.5 DCU per 100 liters milk (27-33 DCU per 1000 lbs. milk.). Other semi-hard and soft cheeses: 5-6.25 DCU per 100 liters milk (22-28 DCU per 1000 lbs. milk).
KOSHER STATUS: Kosher Dairy, certificate available
GMO STATUS: non-GMO