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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Works as advertised!
These are ingeniously crafted, simple little bamboo mats. I've successfully cut them down to a circular shape for my maturation box (just a plastic cake protector) by unweaving the little ropes that hold the skewers together and then re-tying them inside the bounds of the shape I've sketched out. Make sure to do it before you cut them down.
I love it five stars definitely use this with a lot of my cheese thank you
This mat was exactly as expected. I've used mine a few times to air dry some cheddars and it has worked great.