Round Plastic Follower
This polypropylene follower (separating disc) can be set into a round cheese mold, on top of the curds, to give a smooth, flat surface for the follower and weights to rest upon when pressing cheese. This follower fits nicely into our Basic Kit Cheese Mold.
5 1/4" W
Food grade polypropylene
Country of Origin
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- Related Recipes
- cheese making
- ricotta salata
- ricotta baskets
This follower makes for a much smoother top to my cheeses. Being new to cheese making, I didn't even no what a follower was. Let's just say that the tops of my first cheese were very lumpy.
Previously used saucer to press cheese. The ring left by the saucer encouraged mold growth. The smooth plastic follower eliminated this problem. So simple!
I make a lot of ricotta salata and use ricotta baskets, they help make my cheese smooth and even. I was using cake plates and cut out cardboard covered in foil, I didn’t know about these wonderful followers (new to cheese making) I knew you got them with some mold sets, but not individual like these. Saves me a lot of money, don’t have to buy the mold set just the follower for my ricotta baskets. Love! Love! Love!
It's round, plastic and it follows. Whilt not a precision instrument, this follower does what it is supposed to quite nicely.
I purchased this as an optional follower to use with the basic kit mold #M222. "If you would like to use this for hard cheeses, you can use our stainless steel or plastic follower. " The basket inner diameter is 6". The follower diameter is 5 1/4", so 3/4" is left between the follower and the basket. Because that basket is tapered, this follower is not very useful as curds are pressed up and out of the gap between the top of the basket and the follower.