ABL

Classic white mold used in bloomy-rind cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. Generally used to achieve moderate-slow ripening time. 

Characteristics: Low proteolytic activity, Moderate lipolytic (aroma), Low surface density and height

Contains: Penicillium candidum

Primary Applications: Brie, Camembert

Allergens (US): MILK

GMO Status: non-GMO

Kosher Status: Kosher Dairy, certificate available

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  • Description

    Classic white mold used in bloomy-rind cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. Generally used to achieve moderate-slow ripening time. 

    Characteristics: Low proteolytic activity, Moderate lipolytic (aroma), Low surface density and height

    Contains: Penicillium candidum

    Primary Applications: Brie, Camembert

    Allergens (US): MILK

    GMO Status: non-GMO

    Kosher Status: Kosher Dairy, certificate available

  • Usage Info
    Suggested usage rate approximately 1/8 tsp. added directly to milk for 1-5 gallons. If spraying it on, dilute at a rate of 1/8 tsp. per 4-8 oz. buffered water (8 oz. water with 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. sugar) and allow solution 16 hours reactivation in water at refrigeration temperatures before use.
  • Customer Questions
    • From Erin at 10/23/2017 6:49 AM
      Is this vegan?
      Hello Erin,
      The ABL (and actually most dairy cultures, with very few exceptions) are not vegan, as it contains trace amounts of milk in the form of lactose, which is necessary for the production process of this product.
      Thanks,
      GetCulture Staff
    • From Nogah Bust at 07/17/2016 8:46 AM
      I am just starting out with cheese making and I am wondering what the best kind of Penicillium candidum to put in my brie.
      thanks nogah
      Hello Nogah,
      There isn't necessarily a better Penicillium candidum than another. There is only personal preference. They will all grow white mold; it just depends on what you are looking for. The ABL for example is a classic strain with low to medium height and density. It has rapid growth but is not very proteolytic - meaning break down of the proteins aka creamy texture. And if you compare the ABL to the Neige. Neige has medium height and density also rapid growth and is quite proteolytic.
      So you really cant go wrong when you are just starting out.
      Hope this info helps.
      -GetCulture Staff
    • From Thomas Frost at 02/12/2014 10:07 AM
      It says to use 1/8 tsp. but how much is 10 doses in tea spoons?
      Hi Thomas,
      The dose measurement is determined by the culture manufacturer and relates to the culture activity and cell count. It is not related actual volume or weight which complicates the conversion. So depending on the product the dose/volume will be different. In the case of the ABL, there are approximately 2.5-3.0 tsp in a 10 dose package.
      Hope this helps,
      GetCulture Support

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