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.
- Q & A
- Related Recipes
- farmhouse cheddar
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.
This is a beautiful, well-made press. When I first started cheese making it was only an occasional thing. Recently (the pandemic) I committed to making cheese more regularly and the cheap press I originally had just did not cut it, thus my decision to get this press. It is easy to operate and setting pressure is simplified by an ingenious method for applying/holding pressure. I have used mine twice now and am so glad I spent the money. This was the final item to get in my cheese making kit and the plan is to make these nice wheels of cheddar much more regularly. Thank you NECM for facilitating the home cheese-making community!
With the beautiful tray bottom part stays clean , materials are very quality i strongly recommend
LOVE IT!!! Had to wait a little bit as it was out of stock, but checked everyday and snagged it. Used it for the first time this weekend and made my first Farmhouse Cheddar. Quality of the press is top notch. Instructions super easy to follow. Now I'm thinking to get another one! Now that I used it, I need more molds! It didn't come with any, but I had one from the Cheese Making Kit I previously ordered that got me hooked on cheese making. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRESS.