It was born at an altitude of 800 meters in the mountain locality between the municipalities of Castel D'Aiano, Tolè and Cereglio on the Bolognese side of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, and owes its name to the typical color of the crust obtained according to an ancient mountain tradition dating back to eight centuries ago, when the Apennine shepherds began to use methods learned from the Capuchin friars. We are talking about his Majesty the Black: an excellence for true connoisseurs proposed by the Old Malga of the Chiari family.
Surface treated with charcoal and beeswax, it is covered by a patent and is the only indigenous dairy product of the Bolognese Apennines. Furthermore, inspired by the ancient production techniques, his Majesty the Black is still produced today in an uncontaminated environment with processes that keep the authentic flavors unchanged and with the passion of the past.
The milk comes from small to medium-sized farms, distributed on the Bolognese side of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, where the cows are kept in large stables or in free pasture. The other ingredients are rennet and salt. That's all, just like it used to be. When the ingredients are genuine, you don't need to add anything else!
The forms of his Majesty il Nero are then left to mature for a minimum of 24 months and subjected to constant checks to obtain a high quality table or grater cheese: a real panacea for the daily diet. Not only for adults and the elderly, but also for children and adolescents, who need the right amount of calcium to grow healthy and strong. His Majesty the Black in fact, in addition to being a highly digestible cheese, is a complete, genuine food with high nutritional value: ideal for a healthy, harmonious and balanced diet, it helps to satisfy the daily requirement of minerals (calcium and phosphorus). and vitamins (A and B12).