The perfect ripening climate: humidity regulation in cheese dairies
High-performance dehumidifiers provide an ideally balanced, constant ambient humidity level – essential for the ripening of cheese.
In the food industry, requirements concerning the ambient climate are high. If temperature and humidity values are not exactly matched to the product, this has a negative impact on its quality. The consequence may be an increased amount of rejects. In special cases, this can even lead to production stops. The right climate is essential, particularly in highly sensitive areas of food production. One of these areas is cheese ripening. With its industrial condenser dryers of the DH series the Trotec Group provides the highest safety level for cheese ripening.
The ripening of young cheese may be the most important step in cheese production. For soft cheese, the ripening process takes several days or weeks. For sliced and hard cheese, this process even takes several months or years. The climate plays a significant role in the development of cheese and the assurance of product quality. Usually, the temperature ranges from 7 to 15 degrees Celsius and the humidity level from 75 to 95 per cent. The optimal climate values are determined by the producers. In order to maintain the exact values and keep them on a constant level throughout the ripening process, storing the cheese in a humid basement room is far from sufficient.
Optimum ripening on a permanent basis
To make sure that the cheese reaches the desired degree of maturity and neither develops mould nor dries out, the use of dehumidifiers is indispensable in cheese dairies. After all, depending on the product strength, valuable stocks are stored in these rooms. These stocks have to be protected and allowed to mature until they reach the optimal quality. The stationary industrial dryers of the DH series from Trotec are reliable and make a good job of it. They are individually adjustable, do not require any additional fresh air supply and can be adapted optimally to every climate requirement – while keeping operational costs low! An ideal solution for a precise humidity regulation.
Control made easy
In order to always keep an overview of the current climate values in your cheese dairy, we recommend the use of an additional DL-200 data logger from Trotec. The climate data loggers enable tamper-proof long-term measurements of different measuring values. The model DL200H, for example, is an ideal climate monitoring solution allowing you to simultaneously detect and record the temperature, dew point and humidity.
The appropriate model for every demand
Ranging from compact, space-saving condensation dehumidifiers to extremely high-performance models: the DH dehumidifier series offers you the best choice for your application in humidity regulation. Should you need any support for the selection of the appropriate drying system or wish to test a device, our experts of the Trotec industrial service will be pleased to assist you.
Upon request, we will readily produce tailor-made desiccant dehumidifiers as special models “made in Germany” perfectly geared to your needs, e.g.:
- TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with hygienic design
- TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers for PWIS-free dry air
- TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with extremely low dew point
Makes use of the possibility of having special models with tailored components for your individual needs planned, designed and manufactured in close consultation with our specialists.
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