How does tasting notes influence cheese tasting?
Design of Experiment
The research is inspired by the challenge of invasive lionfish in the Caribbean, which is resolved by introducing lionfish as a local food since they don't have natural predators.
The goal for the research is that by learning about the factors that contribute to tastiness of a food, we can develop ways to encourage people to eat healthier, to effectively introduce new food to people for economic and environmental reasons, and make food tastier for everyone in general.
We used cheese because it has a flexible range of flavors and textures, and people don’t have fixed expectation of its taste before trying. It is also commonly accessible and acceptable food.
Randomly generated cheese tasting order:
Flavor+texture notes: “This is a mild cheddar with anearthy, nutty flavor and floral hint. The texture is creamy and smooth.”
Flavor only notes:“This is a mild cheddar with an earthy, nutty flavor and floral hint.”
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