What does salt do when making cheese?

I want to know how salt affects the cheese making process so if you know please answer :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The earliest cheeses (from Egypt) were extemely salty, as the salt was used as a preservative. When cheesemaking came to Europe, the climate was different, so less salt had to be used. It is used primarily as a flavoring agent now.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese

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