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    Made in the USA. This press is handmade in New England and can be used for pressing any hard cheese from Cheddar to Swiss (Assembly required, mold not included).

    DESCRIPTION: This press will give you up to 100lbs of pressure and will press up to a 10lb cheese. Made of maple, this press is well balanced and easy to use and will give you years of cheese making pleasure. A cheese mold must be purchased separately to go with this press.

    Pressing weight is achieved by hanging weights at one of 4 notches on the lever arm. Each notch is a multiple so you can calculate how much pressure is being applied. For example, a 5lb weight hung at notch 3 would provide 15lbs of pressure.

    DIMENSIONS: 19-1/2"L x 9"W x 26-3/4"H

    RETURN INFORMATION: We do not accept returns of any used equipment. This item is warrantied for 1 year from date of purchase against manufacturing defects. For our full return policy, please click here.

    Proper Press Weights

    The proper amount of weight for pressing a cheese should be to initially follow the cheese making guidelines for the particular cheese. However this can sometimes lead to over or under pressing the cheese due to the final cheese moisture or fat content.

    • Over pressing can be recognized by excessive cloudy/milky whey or even butterfat leaking with the draining whey or on the cheese surface when turning. The higher fat cheese also requires less weight in the early pressing stages when butterfat is still in a liquid state.
    • Under pressing is the cause of unconsolidated curds in the final cheese. This can be identified with open curd spaces on the rind or excessive open spaces in the cheese body.
    • A tight smooth rind with open spaces in the cheese body. Can be an indication of excessive press weight initially sealing the surface and trapping moisture inside. This is usually accompanied by a cheese leaking moisture in the aging room.
    Based on 3 Reviews

    • compact
    • easy-to-use
    From: FL

    exactly what I hoped it would be

    A nice compact design that was easy to assemble and use. When it first arrived, the plunger was broken (likely during shipping) but April had a new part shipped out immediately and without fuss. My first pressed cheese - a colby - looks professional.


    From: Iowa

    Dutch press

    <p>Works very well. I'm pleased! Made cheddar! I love that it doesn't take up a lot of room! Great price made very well. I chose, because it was made in the USA!! I'd buy again.</p>


    • Well%20built
    From: Denver

    Easy to use

    Nice, well built and easy to use. A great addition to my cheese tools.