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Ash (activated charcoal)

Ash (activated charcoal) (Ash)

4.40 stars, based on 5 reviews
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...
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From: Albuquerque NM
tricky to use without causing a mess, but much better than the ashes of our forebears.

French Cheese anyone?

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  • easy to use
  • cheese like the pro's
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  • can be messy
From: New York
This is an easy product to use. I use it with a pyramid molded goat cheese . It makes the perfect Valencay.

Incredibly Messy

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  • good quality
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  • hard to apply
  • messy
From: Fayetteville, AR
I want to like using ash, but it's so incredibly messy and hard to apply! Large amount in this product (little bit goes a long way) and it's ultra-fine, but after a few attempts I tend to just forego ash at all now.

Very messy

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  • good quality
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  • messy
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I used this for my pyramid cheese. It would be better if it was packaged with a built in shaker on the top. However it needs to be scooped out and creates a lot of dust and can be very messy.



Otherwise, it works as intended. Large amount of product.

Wonderful!

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From: Farmington
I love making cheese and this ash is by far the best I've found. Just a lovely color and texture to the cheese.

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