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Research article2021Peer reviewedOpen access

Effect of milk composition on sensory attributes and instrumental properties of Indian Cottage Cheese (Chhana)

Chakraborty, Purba; Shivhare, U. S.; Basu, Santanu


This study investigated the effect of milk composition (cow-, buffalo-, and mixed- milk) on color, textural, rheological, microstructural and sensorial attributes of chhana (Indian cottage cheese). Principle component analysis and cluster analysis were used to correlate the quality attributes. Instrumental properties and sensorial descriptors for chhana that contributed most to the textural and sensory attributes were identified. Chhana containing 100% and 75% cow milk were found to have similar sensory attributes whereas chhana containing 100% and 75% buffalo milk had similar mechanical attributes.


Quantitative descriptive sensory analysis; Principal component analysis; Cluster analysis; Chhana

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NFS Journal
2021, Volume: 23, pages: 8-16

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    Food Science

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