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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All the products are up to my expectations. I am very happy & will buy more later
I love it. It's natural and pliable. It drains well. I boiled one of mine and it held up without any problem. It can easily be brushed clean and sterilized.
Cheese gets in between reeds. Rather have a plastic one with round or square holes that can be sterilized.
Use them almost every batch, how useful can they be!!
These are perfect for aging your home made cheeses. Allows air to circulate. Simply sprayed with vinegar to minimize mold, I now use them all of the time and this website has the best price around.