Traditional Basket Cheese Mold
Beautiful and sturdy traditional basket style cheese mold that will impart a lovely pattern onto your finished cheese. this mold can be used for a variety of soft to medium soft, fresh cheese including Ricotta, Chevre, Fromage Blanc and Canestrato.
- 2 lb | 5 1/2" Tapered to 5" W x 3 1/2" H
- 3 lb | 6" Tapered to 5 1/2" W x 4 1/2" H
- 6 lb | 7 3/4" Tapered to 7 1/8" W x 5 1/2" H
Food grade polypropylene
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My order was faster than I expected. The molds were exactly as described and worked perfectly. Thank you so much for the wonderful products and your amazing service!
I bought this basket mold to make my Sicilian American friend a canestrato (she perused the recipes at NE Cheese Making and chose that one) and I must say, it really does make a pretty cheese. I used two gallons of milk and the curds pretty much filled up the basket. I'm glad I bought this one, because the first canestrato I made, I used a ricotta basket and I'm sure it will be delicious in a few months, but its pretty boring looking. So buy this one--you'll be glad you did.
I've used this once so far for brie. It makes a nice size round with a gallon of milk. Compared to using smaller molds, this one somehow resulted in a nice flat, even round (with other, smaller molds I've gotten ridges around the outside as the curds settle). Flipping the brie is always a challenge, and it wasn't super easy in this mold either. Still, I got it to flip without any major tears. I suppose the design on the bottom is nice but it'll be all covered with white mold anyway by the time the cheese is ready.