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Cheese Press - with 3 FREE Cultures

Cheese Press - with 3 FREE Cultures

Regular price $235.95
Regular price $235.95
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4.9 51 Reviews

Description

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.

Details

Dimensions
6 1/2" W x 12" L x 18" H

Cheese Press with Mold Includes:

  • Cheese press
  • Stainless steel cheese mold
  • Rectangular polypropylene follower
  • Circular polypropylene follower
  • Stainless steel separating disc
  • Stainless steel drip tray
  • 3 Free cultures $20.85 value | C101, C201, C21

Cheese Press Only Includes:

  • Cheese press
  • Rectangular polypropylene follower
  • Stainless steel drip tray
  • 3 Free cultures $20.85 value | C101, C201, C21

Features

  • Made in the USA
  • Press is hard wood and stainless steel
  • Fully assembled and ready to use
  • Easy to use

Directions

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.

Cheese Making Bundle

Cheese Press - with 3 FREE Cultures

Item# E28PO

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DJ
10/24/2019
Debra J.
United States United States

Cheese Press.

I love this cheese press. It's easy to use and takes the guesswork out of cheesemaking when it comes to making cheddar, or other cheese requiring pressing. I also like the metal cheese mold and 3 free cultures that came with it. The mold is very durable and sturdy. I'll be using this press for years to come.

LB
10/09/2019
Louis B.
United States United States

Cheese Press w/ 3 Cultures

I'm looking forward to putting this well-designed press into practice. The 3 cultures are a nice bonus! Will look forward to sharing my results with the press as soon as I have an opportunity to try it with one of Jims hard cheese recipes. Glad I made the investment!

V
08/18/2019
Valerie .

Worthy investment

This is the second press I've bought, I bought my first one from a different company and I had difficulty keeping my cheese from pressing lopsided. Problem solved with this press, all my cheeses are pressing level and even. It's a very sturdy, quality product, very easy to set to desired pressing weights, it couldn't be made any easier. Stainless drip tray keeps the press clean while in use, also like the followers that are included, they come in handy with some home-made molds I have. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the pressure gauge on my press has indicated between 5 - 7lbs of pressure from the moment I took it out of the box. I plan on replacing the springs to correct that but in the meantime it's easy to compensate for when pressing.

CL
08/17/2019
Cheryle L.

Excellent cheesemaking press

Excellent customer service. A well made product that puts out excellent cheeses. We are very happy with it.

S
06/28/2019
Stacie

Best purchase I've made in a long time

I was using a dutch style cheese press from another source. I know it was user error but I had SUCH a hard time with weights and keeping it from falling over. I finally got fed up at 11:00 one night and went online and ordered this one. I am using it for the first time today and HOLY SMOKES is it awesome. It is easy to use and I regret fooling with the other press as long as I did. If you're reading the reviews, just stop and put this in your cart and checkout. :)