Is the cheese on pizzas always as genuine as we might think? Find out in episode 4 of “Tricks of the Restaurant Trade” which is due to be broadcast on Channel Four tonight (3rd June).
In this digital age some things remain resolutely analogue, one of them being the cheese analogue that can sometimes be found masquerading as the real thing on pizzas and in cheese burgers. A blend of whey powder and vegetable oil, sometimes blended with real cheese, it is a perfectly legal product if appropriately labelled or described on a menu. Public Analyst Dr Duncan Campbell recently facilitated the analysis of a number of samples obtained from takeaways for the current series of Tricks of the Restaurant Trade #TricksOfTheRestaurantTrade