Medium Mesh Cheese Mat
This medium mesh cheese mat can be used in many different ways when pressing, drying and aging cheese.
Placing this mat underneath open bottom cheese molds, encourages draining, in cheese like a blue, where the curds are large and firmer. For closed bottom molds without feet, this mat can be placed underneath, to elevate the mold allowing whey to drain from the bottom of the cheese mold. Placed under cheese, when aging, allows air to properly circulate around the entire cheese.
- Medium mesh polypropylene cheese mat | 4 x 4 mm
- Small | 8 x 8"
- Large | 8 x 39.75"
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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I’ll let the photo speak for itself. Salts nicely!
I am looking forward to using this as the reed mats retained more moisture than I wanted. I am glad you can get this by the roll and wish there were larger rolls available.
Great durable cheese mat. I make lots of cheese and use these for draining Brie and air drying semi-hard and hard cheeses
This mesh mat is perfect for drying my hard and semi hard cheeses!
I had one - and just needed more. These are great for drying cheese after pressing/brining. Easy to clean, and less chance of mold vs. the sushi mats. Great for 1-2 lb. hard cheese.