TABLE 4.

Viable counts of bacterial groups for Stilton cheese

MediumIncubation temp (°C)Group targetedLog CFU g−1a (SD)
M17 agar30Mesophilic streptococci8.97 (0.22)
MRS agar30Mesophilic lactic acid bacteria8.87 (0.25)
MRS agar in anaerobiosis30Mesophilic anaerobic lactic acid bacteria8.85 (0.33)
Rogosa agar30Lactobacilli7.76 (0.21)
MSA30Staphylococci8.04 (0.04)
Nutrient agar10Psychrophilic microflora8.14 (0.32)
  • a The data are the means based on three replicates.