Identification and quantification of character aroma components in fresh Chevre-style goat cheese

WHETSTINE M., Karagul-Yuceer Y. , AVSAR Y., DRAKE M.

JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, cilt.68, sa.8, ss.2441-2447, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Chevre-style goat cheeses were characterized by descriptive sensory analysis as exhibiting sweet dairy flavors as well as a characteristic waxy/animal flavor. Aroma-active compounds (> 80) with high intensities identified by gas chromatography/olfactometry and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry included 2,3-butanedione (buttery), 1-octen-3-one (mushroom), o-aminoacetophenone (grape), lactones (coconut, peach), octanoic acid (sour/waxy), as well as 4-methyl and 4-ethyl octanoic acids (waxy/animal). Subsequent sensory analysis with model cheese systems confirmed that 4-methyl and 4-ethyl octanoic acids were responsible for the characteristic waxy/animal flavor.