The use of Salt is an integral part of the cheese maker's art so it is vital to ensure the correct type of Salt is selected for this job. Some of the reasons for using Salt are as follows:-
The addition of Salt ensures that whey is rapidly expelled from the curd.
The bacteria that was added at the start of the cheese making process will cause the cheese to rapidly spoil if it is left unchecked: Salt added to the dry curd will stop this development.
Salt also is a key component in the flavour of the cheese as well as performing a vital role in the maturing of the curds - from a bland, raw starting material to a delicious end product.
Salt also inhibits the growth of undesirable bacteria so acts as a preservative: this is vital for hard cheeses with a long shelf life such as Cheddar, Wensleydale etc.
However, Iodised salt is not suitable because the iodine inhibits all the lactic bacteria that you actually want in the cheese for the ageing process. Similarly, the Salt should not contain magnesium oxide or sodium ferrocyanide or any other anti-caking agents that are found in virtually all types of regular table salt.
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