Medium Mesh Cheese Mat
This medium mesh cheese mat can be used in many different ways when pressing, drying and aging cheese.
Placing this mat underneath open bottom cheese molds, encourages draining, in cheese like a blue, where the curds are large and firmer. For closed bottom molds without feet, this mat can be placed underneath, to elevate the mold allowing whey to drain from the bottom of the cheese mold. Placed under cheese, when aging, allows air to properly circulate around the entire cheese.
- Medium mesh polypropylene cheese mat | 4 x 4 mm
- Small | 8 x 8"
- Large | 8 x 39.75"
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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When I bought this I wasn’t even sure I would use it, but I’m so glad I did! I’ve used it several times. Perfect size for convenient use without being cumbersome and easy to clean.
I love making cheeses! This is one piece of equipment that I couldn't do without.
Mat works well. It is better to age on that the fine mesh mat as it allows for more air flow under the cheese due to the larger mesh size.
Not my First Choice.
Holds the moisture on the bottom of the cheese. Looking for something better.
This is just what I needed. It works well, is easy to clean, and wasn't expensive. I bought a few of them, but then to the size of a plate, and now I can properly make all the cheese I want.