I will start with a little piece of cheese trivia for you. Did you know that some cheeses are designed with rinds so that they can survive the environment of a mine. An example of this is Caerphilly which has a moulded, hard rind to protect it while the miners store it down the mines ready for their lunchtime. When a hard days mining is over and the miners have shifted tons of coal ready for use in industry or for keeping homes warm, they probably wouldn’t have expected that one day the charcoal would have been blended with their favourite lunch food; cheese.
It is popular on the continent for cheese producers to coat the outside of goats cheeses with ash or charcoal, but rarely has it been blended into a cheese. This is what Michael Lee (http://www.finecheesesltd.co.uk/) of Michael Lee Fine Cheeses Ltd. has decided to do and it looks intriguing…
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