This cheese press is proudly made in the USA and built to last a lifetime. Both easy to use and care for it is a wonderful investment for any cheese maker.
Built with a hard wood (maple) base and top bars, rubber feet to protect your kitchen counter and stainless steel components, this press is both beautiful and durable.
When pressing, weight is increased by simply pressing down on the top bar. The weight is automatically regulated with stainless steel springs and can be measured, on the easy to read pressure gauge, from 0 to 80 lbs.
With this press you can easily press a variety of delicious hard cheeses including, but not limited to, Cheddar, Gouda, Parmesan and Monterey Jack.
6 1/2" W x 12" L x 18" H
- Cheese press
- Rectangular polypropylene follower
- Stainless steel drip tray
- Made in the USA
- Press is hard wood and stainless steel
- Fully assembled and ready to use
- Easy to use
Check Pressure Gauge
After shipping the pressure gauge may not read '0' as a result of spring compression during shipping. To re-set the press, simply release and remove the top locks and allow the springs to decompress.
Do not store the press with springs compressed.
The springs and pressure gauge strip are designed to work together for proper pressing weight.
Recognizing Proper Pressing Weight
The proper amount of weight for pressing should be specified in each cheese making recipe. However, this can sometimes lead to over or under pressing, due to the final cheese moisture or fat content of the curds.
Excessive cloudy/milky whey or even butterfat leaking with the draining whey or on the cheese surface when turning, are signs of over pressing. Higher fat cheese requires less weight in early pressing stages when butterfat is still in a liquid state.
Under pressing will result in unconsolidated curds in the final cheese. This can be identified with open curd spaces on the rind or excessive open spaces in the cheese body.
A tight smooth rind with open space in the cheese body can be from applying excessive press too soon. This would seal the surface and trap moisture inside. This is usually accompanied by a cheese leaking moisture in the aging room.
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Good Design with a small problem
I purchased this press a little over a year ago. I have made about 5 or 6 Cheeses with it. The first go everything went fine. After that the press started to slip while pressing making it impossible to hold weight on it during the pressing. The metal "locks" on top kept slipping. I put a small can that would not compress under pressure and confirmed the press would eventually slip. It got worse the more I attempted to use it. I contacted New England Cheese making Co. about the problem and they confirmed they received a batch of the metal locks that were not holding. They immediately sent me a replacement pair and a couple of un-asked for cultures to boot (you didn't have to guys, thanks though). I have since used the press for some more cheeses this year and it has worked great. When you first start pressing a cheese it will not hold at the initial press weight due to the cheese naturally compressing, verses other types of presses that hold a set weight against the cheese. You will have to keep check on the cheese and keep pressing it back to the desired weight. Once the cheese firms up later in the pressing process the press should hold at the desired weight with maybe an occasional check to press back down on it to the desired weight (again due to the cheese compressing, not due to a defect in the press). Overall I am happy with the press and I am extremely happy with NECM Co. for their quick response to my problem and outstanding customer service. I am curious if the metal locks will continue to hold properly or if they will eventually wear out and have to be replaced. I did find a option to buy replacement locks on the website if the need ever arises.
Loved the cheese press.
Enjoy ordering from New England, quality products and speedy delivery.
Love my cheese press!
I had an older version of a press which I had to use weights. I love the fact that I don’t need to haul around different weights, now it’s all right at my fingertips!
I've had this press for 10 years or so, using it at least once every two weeks, and it's still going strong. Impressive!
Easy to use and clean! Compact dies not take up much storage space.