Milk processing and yoghurt making

Milk processing and yoghurt making

Milk is a valuable nutritious food that has a short shelf-life and requires careful handling. Milk is highly perishable because it is an excellent medium for the growth of microorganisms – particularly bacterial pathogens – that can cause spoilage and diseases in consumers. Milk processing allows the preservation of milk for days, weeks or months and helps to reduce food-borne illness.

The usable life of milk can be extended for several days through techniques such as cooling (which is the factor most likely to influence the quality of raw milk) or fermentation. Pasteurization is a heat treatment process that extends the usable life of milk and reduces the numbers of possible pathogenic microorganisms to levels at which they do not represent a significant health hazard. Milk can be processed further to convert it into high-value, concentrated and easily transportable dairy products with long shelf-lives, such as butter, cheese and ghee.

Processing of dairy products gives small-scale dairy producers higher cash incomes than selling raw milk and offers better opportunities to reach regional and urban markets. Milk processing can also help to deal with seasonal fluctuations in milk supply. The transformation of raw milk into processed milk and products can benefit entire communities by generating off-farm jobs in milk collection, transportation, processing and marketing.


  • Different milk heating techniques: batch and flow, thermisation, low and high heat pasteurisation, sterilisation, ultra-high temperature heat treatment
  • Operation of a flow plate heat exchanger: pressure and temperature adjustment
  • Cleaning in place
  • Cream separation: operation, creaming percentage, cleaning
  • Milk fat standardisation: calculations and interpretations
  • Homogenisation of milk fat: operation and effect in milk products
  • Processing steps and equipment of the manufacture of:
    • fresh pasteurised milk
    • sweet milk products (flavoured, custard, porridges, desserts)
    • fresh fermented milk products: sour milk, different types of yoghurt (set, stir, drink, probiotic) sour cream
    • butter and butter milk
    • ice cream (incl. frozen yoghurt)
    • condensed milk
    • milk powders
    • Practical training of two days in yoghurt making


  • Practical training of two days in yoghurt making


  • Quality analyses of dairy products: chemical, microbiological and organoleptic/sensorial, recording and interpretation of the results
  • Cleaning and disinfection procedures, application possibilities of the different chemical agents; do’s and don’ts
  • Hygiene control in the plant
  • Auxiliaries and maintenance of processing equipment


  • Startdatum Locatie
  • Voorkennis
  • Certificate level with minimum of 3 years practical experience in the dairy sector; good knowledge of the English language, both written and oral. Finally we expect your willingness to perform work during the programme.
  • Studiebelasting
  • 40 hours
  • Erkenning
  • certifcate
  • Doelgroep
  • Owners and managerial staff of private, public or cooperative dairy farms, processing plants, staff of dairy training insitutes, extension workers.

    For this training you can only participate with a group of minimum 5 persons.
    Please write your name in the subscription and in the field of remarks the number of participating persons.
    Above 5 persons we make a tailormade proposal for you.
  • Studiematerialen
  • DTC E-platform available with all the trainingmaterials
  • Duur
  • 1 Week, 5 trainingdays
  • Datum
  • Starts 27 February 2023

  • Tijd
  • 9.00 -16.30 hours
  • Minimale aantal deelnemers
  • 8
  • Maximale aantal deelnemers
  • 12
  • Sluitingsdatum
  • 13 February 2023
  • Locatie
  • North of Netherlands
  • Investering
  • 1,750 Euros coursefee incl. lunch, DTC can provide hotel (incl. breakfast) and transport from hotel-trainingaccomodation for 90 Euros per day
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