Sensory Panel - Cheese Analysis Form

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CRUMBLE SIZE:

RETAIL-SIZED PACKAGES OF CRUMBELD CHEESE SHOULD BE UNIFORM IN APPEARANCE, WITH SMALL VARIATIONS IN CRUMBLE SIZES. 

CHEESE COLOR :

FETA IS TYPICALLY OFF-WHITE WHILE GOAT CHEESE CAN BE WHITE TO OFF-WHITE.  BLUE CHEESE HAS THE CHARACTERISTIC BLUE VEINING WHILE GORGONZOLA EXHIBITS BLUE & GREEN VEINING.  PLEASE REFER TO THE COLOR CHART FOR DETAIL.

AROMA:

IS THE CHEESE AROMA "CLEAN" AND EXHIBITS NO OFF-ODERS?  IF BLUE-VEINED CHEESE, IS THE AROMA "CLEAN, EARTHY, AND HERBAL?"

FLAVOR:

A YOUNG CHEESE LIKE FETA SHOULD BE FRESH, TANGY, SLIGHTLY SALTY WITH NO AFTERTASTE. BLUE-VEINED CHEESES TYPICALLY ARE AGED, ARE SHARPER, PUNGENT, SALTY, AND HAVE A PLEASANT AFTERTASE. GOAT CHEESE IS EARTHY AND HERBAL.

Attribute Description
Attribute Analysis
Acceptable?
Comments (if non-compliant)

MOUTHFEEL:

FAT AND MOISTURE DETERMINE MOUTHFEEL. BLUE-VEINED CHEESE SHOULD BE CREAMY & SMOOTH. FETA CAN BE CRUMBLY & FIRM. GOAT CHEESE CAN RANGE FROM PASTY TO SOFT TO SMOOTH.