Organic Ash Goat Cheese, Ripe
Ripe Organic Ash Goat Cheese
A traditional method of enhancing the appearance of cheese, to make it look distinctive or artesian crafted. The edible ash coatings are made by burning the wood of junipers, white pines, or grape vines, or the remains of vegetables such as bell peppers and eggplants to create a compound for the coating. The ash is then processed further by mashing or pounding it into a fine-textured powder that is dispersed over the area of cheese to be coated.
Typically, goat cheeses are the most common varieties with an ash coating, containing a thin outer or inner layer of edible ash.
Refrigerate cheese between 34° and 38°F.