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Table 3 Commercial pasteurized and unpasteurized Gouda cheeses analyzed in this study

From: Metagenomics of pasteurized and unpasteurized gouda cheese using targeted 16S rDNA sequencing

Brand Milk used Animal Aging length Listed ingredients Specified geographic region
A Pasteurized Cow NA Part-skim milk, salt, culture, microbial rennet, annatto U. S.
B Pasteurized Cow NA Milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, carotene Netherlands
C Pasteurized Cow NA Milk, salt, culture, rennet, annatto Netherlands
D Pasteurized Cow NA Milk, salt, culture, vegetarian rennet Netherlands
E Pasteurized Cow NA Milk, salt, rennet, beta carotene Netherlands
F Pasteurized Goat NA NA NA
G Pasteurized Goat NA NA Netherlands
H Pasteurized Goat NA Milk, salt, vegetable rennet Netherlands
I Unpasteurized Cow NA Milk, cultures, enzymes, salt U. S.
J Unpasteurized Cow NA Milk, salt, cultures, rennet NA
K Unpasteurized Cow 2–4 mo Milk, cultures, enzymes, salt U. S.
L Unpasteurized Cow 4–6 mo Milk, cultures, enzymes, salt U. S.
M Unpasteurized Cow 6–9 mo Milk, cultures, enzymes, salt U. S.
N Unpasteurized Cow 6–9 mo Milk, cultures, vegetable enzymes, salt U. S.
O Unpasteurized Cow 12–18 mo Milk, cultures, enzymes, salt U. S.
  1. NA, this information was not available as these samples were repackaged by a local retailer
  2. Brands K, L, M and O were from the same manufacturer