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Are cheeses cultures vegan?

Cheeses cultures is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is cheeses cultures?

Cheese cultures are a blend of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, that are added to milk during the cheesemaking process. These cultures play a crucial role in developing the flavor, texture, and aroma of cheese. Depending on the type of cheese being made, different combinations of cultures may be used to achieve a specific flavor profile. Cheese cultures are carefully selected and cultivated to ensure consistent quality and reliable performance in the cheesemaking process. They are a vital ingredient in the art of cheesemaking and are responsible for creating the distinctive taste and character of many of the world's most beloved cheeses.

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