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    Posted: 21 Jan 2012 at 9:24pm
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From the brief description of your problem it would seem that your odour is being caused by the the action of moulds on sorbate in the cheese.
A number of mould species can produce a hydrocarbon, 1,3-pentadiene (Horwood et al. 1981), by the decarboxylation of sorbate. 1,3-pentadiene has been described as having a “kerosene" odour.
 
This has been fairly well described for Feta cheese (use Google scholar to find primary sources).
 
 
 
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After big mold probs we have added 250 ppm of sorbate to cheese. Now some cheese has oily odor. No odor if sorbate left out but mold problem. Help wanted. 


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