Charcoal cheese or black cheese is a relatively new arrival in the UK. Often charcoal is used to rub cheese before moulding but this cheese is unique in the fact that it incorporates it into the paste itself during the curd cutting process.
Why The Black Cheese ???
Michael Lee had wanted to create a black cheese for a while but needed some time to create a logical, sellable and appealing idea.
Michael sourced the activated charcoal powder from a local mine close to his business which is based in Featherstone, West Yorkshire. With that Char Coal cheddar was born and its the first black charcoal blended cheddar cheese available in the UK.
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