Ricotta Cheese Mold (Economical)
Set of twelve basket cheese mold for soft cheese. This Formaggetti Freschi basket replicates the traditional straw basket impressions onto the surface of your cheese, for a fraction of the cost. Although inexpensive enough to be called disposable, these molds can be re-used multiple times.
4 7/8" W x 2 1/2" H
Food grade polypropylene
Set of twelve
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These baskets are easy to use, medium sturdy, perfect size and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the traditional pattern they make. I would use caution if you "boil" sterilize your equipment, they are not as thick as regular cheese molds. They will get soft if they are submerged in the boiling water (YES, I broke one doing this). So now I just scald them, place them on a sterilized surface to air dry. I do make sure I boil my muslin though to keep it all clean and kooty free. NOTE: this does not warrant loosing a star, nor a deterrent to buying them. I just made a batch of raw milk CACIOTTA and used this mold to give it a traditional "basket" imprint. Because of the stufatura (steaming) process, I used muslin in the form-but the pattern still turned out great. Now I have to painfully wait the aging process, giggle. I highly recommend using them also for the traditional ricotta recipes too. I will be making a large batch of whey ricotta from my raw milk parmesan batches this week -so I am glad that several come in this pack, that is very convenient. I now do not have to worry if I have enough baskets for my large batch of fresh ricotta and my ricotta salata I will be making. FIVE STARS ALL AROUND! CHEESE ON MY FRIENDS! j
These work great! I'm glad that I could buy them more than one at a time now.
They’re not as sturdy as the regular molds, and probably wouldn’t hold up under a bunch of weight, but that’s not what they’re for. You do get a bunch of them, which can be very useful. I’m glad I bought them.
For the price I expected these to be really tiny and/or flimsy. No, they are a large size and fantastic! I also use them for sprouting larger seeds. I take good care of my things and imagine these will last me a long time. Thank you!
These are an excellent price and I made some really pretty Feta cheese (in hind site I should have taken a picture). The basket design on the cheese was a nice touch!