Science - April 7, 2016

Keuringsdienst films on campus

Koen Guiking

The team of a Dutch television programme about food quality Keuringsdienst van Waarde filmed an episode about cheese on campus on 31 March.

The programme makers want to find out whether farmhouse cheese really is what it claims to be. Food safety institute Rikilt has developed a test which can reveal whether cheese is made of raw milk, a criteria for the name ‘farmhouse cheese’. If the milk has been heated to over 40 degrees, it does not qualify as raw. Researcher Saskia van Ruth took the camera crew into the lab with her. The programme will be broadcast on 21 April.