The development of new dairy products formula in agreement with the needs of cost reduction and/or the maintenance of consumer’s welfare and of mild and advanced technologies to optimize the production of PDO cheese and dairy products with improved nutraceutical and functional characteristics are the main aims of this sector.

 Research topics include:

  • Study on the actual formula of analogue dairy products needing recalculation of costs for their production in third World Countries
  • Transfer of traditional and innovative technology schemes
  • Identification and analysis of the process critical points
  • Evaluation of cheese yield after production and process optimization
  • Evaluation of shelf life of dairy formula and processes
  • Scientific and technological support for SME activities and production lines
  • Development and application of rapid techniques, based on NIR and MIR spectroscopy, for processe and product monitoring and control
  • Cost evaluation and suitability of technological transfer