Food Fermentation: The Science of Sausage and Cheese

17:07 minutes

Fermentation is one of the oldest methods of preserving foods. How does acid affect sausage and cheese? What role do microbes play in determining texture and flavor? We’ll discuss the science behind these fermented foods.

Segment Guests

Jerry Traczyk

Jerry Traczyk is plant manager at Underground Meats in Madison, Wisconsin.

John Lucey

John Lucey is director of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research and a food science professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.