Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Faculty - Paul S. Kindstedt
Paul Kindstedt, PhD, Professor
- PhD, Food Technology, Cornell University, 1986
- MS, Animal Sciences, University of Vermont, 1981
- BS, Dairy Technology, University of Vermont, 1979
- Dr. Kindstedt's C.V.
Co-director, Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese
Area of expertise
Chemistry, biochemistry, structure and function of cheese
Office Location: 253 MLS Carrigan Wing
Office Hours: by appointment
"You can`t be a simple scientist studying an enzyme reaction. You can`t just stay in your little academic box."
Paul Kindstedt`s primary research interests relate to the chemistry, biochemistry, structure and function of cheese. He is a well-known expert on Mozzarella: Much of his past research has focused on elucidating the physico-chemical and biochemical processes that influence its functional characteristics (e.g., melting, shredding properties). Other research interests include the relationship between key physico-chemical parameters and the texture of Cream cheese and Cheddar cheese.
More recently, Prof. Kindstedt has begun to center his studies on the application of sound scientific practices in the making of artisanal and farmstead cheeses. He is the co-director of the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese (VIAC), a UVM-based institute that provides educational opportunities and scientific/commercial advice to small-scale cheesemakers, and works to promote greater public understanding of artisan cheeses. He is the author of "Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization", 2012, and "American Farmstead Cheese: A Practical Guide to Making and Selling Artisan Cheeses", 2005.
- NFS 050: Cheese and Culture
Kindstedt, P.S. 2012. Cheese and Culture. A history of cheese and its place in western civilization. Chelsea Green Publ. Co. White River Jct. ISBN 9781603584111
P.S. Kindstedt, J. Mayes, J and A. Hillier, and. 2010. Pasta Filata/Pizza Cheese. Chapter in Technology of Cheesemaking, 2nd Ed., B.A. Law, ed., Sheffield Academic Press Ltd., Sheffield pp. 330-359
Rajbhandari, p., J. Patel, E. Valentine and P.S. Kindstedt. 2009.
Chemical changes that predispose smoked cheddar cheese to calcium lactate crystallization. J. Dairy Sci. 92:3616-3622
Monteiro, R.R., D.Q. Taveres, P.S. Kindstedt and M.L. Gigante. 2009. Effect of pH on microstructure and characteristics of Cream cheese. J. Food Sci 74:C112-117
Cortez, M.A.S., M.M. Furtado, M.L. Gigante and P.S. Kindstedt. 2008. Effect of pH on characteristics of low moisture Mozzarella cheese during refrigerated storage. J. Food Sci 73:S443-448
Rajbhandari, P. and P.S. Kindstedt. 2008. Characterization of calcium lactate crystals on Cheddar cheese by image analysis. J. Dairy Sci.
Kindstedt, P.S. 2007. Low Moisture Mozzarella Cheese. Chapter in Cheese Problems Solved, P.L.H. McSweeney, ed., Woodhead Publ. LTD., London pp. 298-329
- Jean Harvey-Berino, Chair
- Lyndon Carew
- Catherine Donnelly
- Mingruo Guo
- Rachel K. Johnson
- Paul S. Kindstedt
- Stephen S. Pintauro
- Jane K. Ross
- Amy Trubek
- Robert S. Tyzbir