FOR SENSORY ATTRIBUTES
Based on the guidelines of IS: 15346-2003 , the following attributes were considered for judging the sensory attributes of paneer. The tests were conducted by expert panellists. Scores were given on a 100 scale by each panel members and average mean scores were taken.
Paneer shall be clear and free from dirt, surface discolouration, insects and rodent contamination, and foreign matter/particles and adulterants. It shall not have any free moisture/water.
Paneer shall have a pleasant odour and characteristic mild acidic flavour. It should be free from off-flavour and odour. Weightage
16.2 Mother Dairy
Paneer shall have a closely knit smooth and homogeneous texture, and firm, cohesive and spongy body. It should have milky white colour and no extraneous colouring matter shall be added to it.
Taste and After-Taste Feeling
Paneer shall have a good pleasant taste and not be bitter or have a smoky taste.
Madhusudan topped in the overall sensory scores, followed by Param and Mother Dairy.
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