My Press-ious – My Early Birthday Present.

My Birthday is coming up, so like any self-respecting home cheese maker, upgraded some equipment.

This precarious set up was not doing the trick anymore.
This precarious set up was not doing the trick anymore.

What should I do?  Well my wife and kids decided that I am not that great at making presses so it was time for me to get a proper press.  I arrived home to find this waiting for me.

This box was waiting for me at home last week.
This box was waiting for me at home last week.

Hmmm, I wondered what it was?
Hmmm, I wondered what it was?
Oh wow some wood.
Oh wow some wood.
Ok I think I may know what it was
Ok I think I may know what it was
Some assembly required.
Some assembly required.
It did not take much to put it together. My 8 year old son and 2 year old daughter helped.  My new press was assembled.
It did not take much to put it together. My 8-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter helped. My new press was assembled.
I have already used it on a Grana style cheese I made.
I have already used it on a Grana style cheese I made.

The longer I make cheese at home the more I seem to be getting away from the DIY aspects of cheese making.  This press will help me step up my cheese making and allow me to press at proper weights. I have the best wife and kids around when it comes to my cheese making, especially as they don’t particularly like cheese as much as I do.

Time to make cheese.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Best press ever! You will love it for the cheeses that need heavy pressure.

    1. ihtreuer says:

      My first cheese with it was a Grana/Parmesan I did not get as nice of a knit as I expected, but that is part of the learning curve. Cheddar is next on the list

      1. I have had to use more weight then a gallon of water before. Used lifting weights work good

        1. ihtreuer says:

          I did use 8kg on 9x. But I think it was the temperature in my basement. It is only about 15c/64F. Next time I will press in the kitchen so the curds don’t cool so fast.

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