Solid-phase microextraction for analysis of mould cheese aroma

https://doi.org/10.17221/3324-CJFSCitation:Vítová E., Loupancová B., Zemanová J., Štoudkova H., Březina P., Babák L. (2006): Solid-phase microextraction for analysis of mould cheese aroma. Czech J. Food Sci., 24: 268-274.
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Solid-phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography was used for the analysis of volatile aroma compounds in Niva cheese. The extraction conditions were very mild, which minimises thermal, mechanical, or chemical modification of the sample; the method is rapid, simple, and cheap. In total, 54 compounds were identified in Niva cheese using this method: 3 hydrocarbons, 5 aldehydes, 11 ketones, 18 alcohols, 3 esters, 10 fatty acids, and 4 sulphur compounds. These aroma compounds were quantified and subsequently the changes in the concentrations of them were studied throughout the ripening period. Most of the volatile compounds identified were present at all stages of the cheese ripening, their amounts changing significantly, however, in most cases the final concentration in the ripe cheeses was similar to the initial concentration in the unripe cheese.  
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