This press can be used for any size cheese hoop up to 180mm wide and 250mm tall, there is no minimum hoop dimension
This press can be used for any size cheese hoop and follower up to 250mm wide and 250mm tall (before pressing), there is no minimum hoop dimension
Pressure at any amount of up to 40kg can be applied to each cheese. Most cheese will require less pressure than 40kg. The pressure measuring plate will allow you to quickly and easily measure and quickly adjust if necessary the different pressures applied to the cheese.
The press includes:
- 1 pressure measuring plate
- 2 x 8mm stainless steel rods,
- 1 x 2cm thick HDPE base plate,
- 2 x 2cm thick HDPE followers,
- 2 x stainless steel springs, custom made for the steel rod,
- 2 screw on lobe knobs for applying the pressure (Quick-release knobs can be purchased as an additional item),
- 4 mini feet at the base of the press with stainless steel screws,
- Assembly instructions plus a table to calculate pressure.
The cheese press mimics commercial cheese presses but on a home cheesemaker scale.
The press has been made deliberately made free of timber base and followers, as moving timber parts will wear easily when they become wet and timber does not have the resilience of the solid food grade plastic
It is easy to use, easy to clean, has no wear and tear and will last a lifetime.
Instructions for assembly and use will be provided. You will need to assemble the press, that will take 5 minutes. There is no need to dismantle the press after use, just wash the whole unit in warm soapy water, rinse with warm water and towel dry. The press can even be placed in the dishwasher.
The followers will move easily up and down over the stainless-steel rods so the cheese hoop/s can be easily positioned before pressing.
The large clamping lobe knobs, one for each stainless steel rod, are for simple screwing down to tighten the springs during pressing and then unscrewing to loosen the pressure at the end of pressing (cheese press quick release brackets/knobs are available).
One cheese can be pressed by itself or two smaller cheese can be pressed side.
A plastic draining tray, to catch the whey that is pressed from the cheese is included with each press.
Hoops in the picture are not included.
This same press is used at each of the Intensive Cheesemaking courses year after year.
*Quick-release knobs in the picture are not included
**Postage for cheese presses. The purchase price of the cheese press is included in the complimentary upgrade from Parcel Post to Express Post upgrade with >$100 spent. However, due to the size and weight of the cheese press, it may be posted using Parcel Post along with any non-perishable items in the same order. All perishables items in that same order will be sent Express Post.