Charcoal Ash Food-Grade Charcoal - Cheese Making Supplies

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  • Ash, sometimes called activated charcoal, is a food grade charcoal used on some soft cheeses to neutralize the surface of the cheese and create a friendly environment for the growth of penicillium candidum and other ripening molds while inhibiting unwanted mold growth. The activation is due to ionizing, which results in the ash being purer and very fine. This gives it the ability to cover a larger surface area, which greatly increases absorption. Ash is always mixed with salt before applying to your cheeses. Cheeses with ash are worth maturing for longer periods of time and are not hard to take care of. They will usually develop a blue-gray, mottled rind, condensed, nutty texture and a strong creamy flavor.
  • 10oz. Activated Charcoal Keep in original container in a cool, dry place. Will last indefinitely.
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