How Milk Becomes Cheese

That sour milk in your fridge is a long way from becoming cheese...or is it? The original purpose of making cheese was simply to preserve the nutritional content of milk. Using an informative video from a larger playlist exploring reactions, individuals watch the process of adding microbes and enzymes to break down milk proteins, eventually forming cheese.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the video with a lab to create cheese samples in class
  • Research different types of cheese and what makes them different
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires pupils to understand the function of proteins and enzymes

  • Diagrams and images help explain the chemistry of the cheese-making process
  • Interviews a knowledgeable cheese maker for authenticity

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