Patent Number: 6,254,900

Title: Method for the manufacture of cheese, quark and yogurt products from soybeans

Abstract: A process for producing cheese, curd or yogurt products from soya beans involving the steps: (a) preparation of soya milk from soya beans; (b) addition of vegetable sugar to the soya milk in the proportion of about 1 to 5 wt %; (c) emulsifying vegetable fats and/or oils in a total proportion of some 15 wt % in the soya milk; (d) preparation of a culture cocktail with a pH between about 3.8 and 4.5 by the addition of commercially available cheese cultures and animal lactose in a proportion of some 10 wt % of the vegetable sugar added in step (b) to the soya milk as in step (a); (e) addition of the culture cocktail to the soya milk as per step (c) to curdle it and ferment it as desired, and (f) subsequent ripening and final processing in a known manner to provide the desired cheese, curd or yogurt product.

Inventors: Hansen; Wilhem (D-25421 Pinneberg, DE)


International Classification: A23C 20/00 (20060101); A23C 11/00 (20060101); A23C 20/02 (20060101); A23C 11/10 (20060101); A23L 001/20 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018