Coon Cheese has been renamed Cheer Cheese after a long campaign by activists who said it had racist connotations.
- Saputo Dairy Australia said the name change would reinforce values of acceptance and respect
- The company’s website previously said the cheese was named after Edward Coon, who holds a patent for a cheese-making process
- But Dr Hagan said his research showed Mr Coon was an uneducated factory worker added to the patent 10 years after the cheese was sold
Saputo Dairy Australia,…