Plyban cheesecloth is a poly webbing used to line cheese molds when pressing curds. This thin material is less prone to wrinkle than bulkier cloths, which can help create a more uniform cheese surface.
5 Yards poly webbing
36" wide x 180" long
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company
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At first, it looks weird/"plasticky" compared to cloth ... but it worked just as well as anything else I have tried before. I coated the pressed cheese wrapped in this material with salt and got the best looking rind ever on my Hispanico cheese!
I decided to try the plyban cheesecloth because the 2 yd size butter muslin that I wanted was out of stock. The one advantage plyban has over regular cloth is that you do not have to hem it. Since it is plastic, there is no fraying. It is re-usable; I ran it through the wash without any problems. I line dry when I can, so I haven't seen how the dryer affects it. Some reviewers have said that their cheese or yogurt does not stick to the plyban like it does cloth, but I have not found that to be the case. After draining my yogurt I found more yogurt sticking to the plyban than ever stuck to butter muslin. I have not yet tried it with a hard cheese, I can't fault the plyban for not working, but after using it, my preference is still butter muslin. The plastic nature of the "cloth" personally for me is a bit like chalk scratching on a chalk board, or cutting aluminum foil. Obviously not everyone feels this way, but that is why the plyban got four instead of five stars from me.
Tons better than the best cheese cloth
This stuff is unbelievable- nothing, I mean nothing, sticks to it! It's fantastic for mozzarella, greek-style yogurt, pressing hard cheeses- I do have one regret though; I wish I had tried it sooner!
I really enjoyed this product for my soft and stickier cheese to drain it it does not stick to it like it would to a cloth very easy to work with so happy to have found this product