DSM Food Specialties has launched DELVO-STAR an exciting breakthrough starter culture system which revolutionizes the cheese making process. Ready in just six hours from inoculation to use, the dramatic increase in speed offered by DELVO-STAR gives cheese producers much greater flexibility in their manufacturing plants.


A combination of Lactococcus lactis and cremoris strains, DELVO-STAR is a phage robust, highly active semi-liquid formulation suitable for a large number of cheese types, in particular American-style cheddar (both mild and sharp aged) and cottage cheese. Staying true to the proven art of cheese making, it further simplifies the process to deliver significant benefits. DELVO-STAR is added directly to pasteurized milk in the starter tank so requires no media, eliminating a labor intensive part of the culture preparation process. With DELVO-STAR, starter production can be doubled and manufacturers can produce more than one type of cheese each day. Subtle changes to culture use are easily accommodated thanks to the excellent hold-over capacity of DELVO-STAR.  


Commenting on this launch, Peter Kempe, President of DSM Food Specialties, USA Inc said: “The introduction of DELVO-STAR is a real innovation for the dairy industry. It allows users to consistently produce cheese with the original texture and flavor while speeding up and simplifying the overall process. By cutting the starter preparation time to just six hours, DELVO-STAR is also the ideal solution for plants with limited starter capacity – giving them the freedom to make choices on a day to day basis.


“DSM Food Specialties has been developing this culture system for several years and has recently implemented trials in mass production cheese plants. Cheese makers at these plants reported that they were very impressed by the flavor, speed, reduced risk of cross-contamination and sustainability benefits offered by DELVO-STAR.


“By using DELVO-STAR starter culture systems, we believe cheese makers will maximize their product yield whilst benefiting from one of the lowest total cost-in-use systems on the market.” 


Kempe continued, “At DSM Food Specialties, we are very excited about the launch of DELVO-STAR. We are convinced that once cheese makers try our product, they will not use any other starter culture system again.”


DSM Food Specialties offers value for customers by discovering, developing and marketing ingredients for the dairy industry. An experienced technical team is dedicated to working with manufacturers to surpass their expectations and deliver increased yields, cost saving solutions and the development of exciting products that have high consumer appeal.

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About DSM Food Specialties

DSM Food Specialties is a leading producer of value-added ingredient solutions for the international food and beverage industries. Its products contribute to the success of the world’s favorite dairy, processed food, soft drink, fruit juice, alcoholic beverage and functional food brands. With 1,400 employees active in 26 locations worldwide, DSM Food Specialties is a truly global player. More information about DSM Food Specialties can be found at www.dsm-foodspecialties.com.


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