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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These work great, they are bamboo sushi mats actually. Get at least 4, because you'll want to flip your cheese. The recipe said 2, wasn't enough.
Bamboo is so fresh; this mat smells so nice! It's great for using for cheese.
Works extremely well
I find these reed mats are of good quality, and easy cleaning after use.
I have been making cheese for several years and I’ve always used wooden skewers while my cheese was drying. This mat makes it so much easier and the cheese comes out much more uniform