Reed Cheese Mat
This reed cheese mat is used when air drying cheese, especially soft, mold ripened cheese. Using this mat will allow whey to drain and air to circulate when cheese is draining, air drying and aging.
- 9" x 9" Bamboo reed mat
Mat should be boiled, to sterilize, before each use.
After use, rinse in cold water to remove any curd/cheese, then wash with not water and a neutral alkaline cleanser or dairy wash. Commercial detergents are not recommended.
If needed, soak mat in a wash solution before cleaning.
If mat retains any odor after cleaning, hang outdoors in the sun, this is the traditional method used in Europe.
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Wow...these reed mats are great! I first bought one to try it, now I have several! I like to put them under the cheese when It is ripening. They are great also to use when the cheese is being pressed.
This reed cheese mat is just what I needed. It provides just the right airflow for aging cheese.
These work great, they are bamboo sushi mats actually. Get at least 4, because you'll want to flip your cheese. The recipe said 2, wasn't enough.
Bamboo is so fresh; this mat smells so nice! It's great for using for cheese.