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Ash (activated charcoal)

Ash (activated charcoal)

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Description

Ash (activated charcoal) is a food grade charcoal is used on soft cheese to neutralize the surface. It can help create a friendly environment for the growth of penicillium candidum and other ripening molds while inhibiting unwanted mold growth.

Molds such as penicillium candidum grow best at lower acid levels than typical fresh cheese, including most goat cheese. Adding ash neutralizes the surface acid, creating a sweeter surface, especially for high acid lactic cheese. This helps the mold surface develop quickly and more complete. It also increases the rate of surface protein, responsible for a nice translucent area under the rind.

Details

Ingredients

  • Activated Charcoal

Size

  • 10 oz

Storage
Store in a cool, dry location.

Brand
New Lifestyle Health Products

Allergens

Yes No Allergens Description Of Components
X Peanuts
X Tree Nuts
X Sesame
X Milk
X Eggs
X Fish
X Crustaceans
X Shellfish
X Soy
X Wheat
X Triticale
X Mustard
X Sulfites

Directions

Mix ash with 1:5 to 1:8 salt ratio before dusting onto the cheese surface.

After applying, within a few days, the black rind will become grey as white mold grow through it. Within 8-10 days the entire rind should be white.

Ashed rind cheese can be easier to care for and usually develop a blue-gray, mottled rind, condensed, nutty texture and strong creamy flavor.

If mold growth is blue instead of white the cheese is too acidic. If the molds are grey and hairy, the cheese is not acidic enough, and is retaining too much moisture as a result.

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KT
02/14/2022
Kat T.
United States United States

Amazing product!

This is the best activated charcoal I've come across! I make a Valencay style cheese and this ash works perfectly! It is so fine its almost powdery which allows for very even and delicate coverage of the cheese surface. I have tried others and they have all been more coarse as well as more expensive. Thank you for this great product!

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Ash (activated charcoal) Review
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12/26/2021
Barbara
United States United States

Haven't Used It Yet

I am waiting eagerly for my goats to start milking so I can try this. I have never had a product from this company fail yet.

LM
10/12/2020
Leah M.
United States United States

Nice product

Handles well and competitively priced.

GG
06/08/2020
Gregory G.
United States United States

Great product!

Made a beautiful Brie Nuit (recipe from this site) with this activated charcoal. Perfect for it!

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Ash (activated charcoal) Review
AR
06/02/2020
Andrew R.
United States United States

Charcoal ash is fantastic!

The ash I purchased from NECMS is perfect for my Bloomy goat and morbier cheese. More importantly, the customer service is always exceptional!