Members holdings

The UMCC holds about 2700 strains including yeasts, lactic acid bacteria and acetic acid bacteria isolated from must and wines, beer, vinegar, sourdough and other fermented products.

Services offered

  • Isolation, characterization and identification of strains
  • Distribution of strains and starter cultures
  • Public or private deposit
  • Teaching and training courses
  • Dissemination activities


  • Isolation of strains from food and beverages
  • Characterization and identification of microbial cultures by poliphasic approach
  • Screening and selection of technological and functional properties
  • Set-up and implementation of genetic improvement strategies for the development of new phenotypes
  • Implementation of starter cultures for food and other industrial applications