Happy Cheese Makers Since 1978
$279.95
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    This press is proudly handcrafted in the USA to last a lifetime. With this press you can easily press a variety of delicious hard cheeses including, but not limited to, Cheddar, Gouda, Parmesan and Monterey Jack.

    Hard wood base (maple) with rubber feet to protect your kitchen counter. Pressure is regulated with a stainless steel gauge measuring from 0 to 80 lbs. Easy to use, this press makes a great addition to your cheese making kitchen. Comes assembled and ready to use.

    STYLES: There are two press set options to choose from:

    1. Press with Stainless Steel Mold - Item # E28-SS
      • Cheese Press
      • Stainless Steel Cheese Mold (2-4 pound cheese)
      • Rectangular Polypropylene Follower
      • Circular Polypropylene Follower
      • Stainless Steel Separating Disc/Follower
      • Stainless Steel Drip Tray
      • 3 Free Cultures (C101, C201, C21 a $20.85 value)
      • Total Price: $279.95

    2. Press with M2 and M3 Molds - Item # E28-M2-M3
      • Cheese Press
      • Polypropylene Cheese Mold and Follower (2-3 pound cheese)
      • Polypropylene CheeseMold and Follower (5-8 pound cheese)
      • Rectangular Polypropylene Follower
      • Stainless Steel Drip Tray
      • 3 Free Cultures (C101, C201, C21 a $20.85 value)
      • Total Price: $235.95

    3. Press w/Rectangular Follower and Drip Tray (NO MOLD) - Item # E28-PO
      • Cheese Press
      • Rectangular Polypropylene Follower
      • Stainless Steel Drip Tray
      • 3 Free Cultures(C101, C201, C21 a $20.85 value)
      • Total Price: $199.95


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

    LEARN: For more information on molding and pressing cheese 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.

    When unpacking the press, the scale may not read '0'

    This may be the result of spring compression during shipping. Simply release and remove the locking blocks and allow the springs to decompress. Do not store the press with springs compressed. There is also a small amount of movement in the scale strip and this can be adjusted slightly to the '0' mark by loosening the screw adjusting the strip and re-tightening the screw. Our springs and scale strips are designed to work together for the proper press weight.

    Based on 38 Reviews
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    • quality
    • wheeler press
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    • rip off
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    R&G cheese presd

    Great cheese press as it should be as Rodney Wheeler, the from which you rip off the total look abd design, has been making them fir 20 years. How do you sleep at night?

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    • Excellent design and construction
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    • Haven't found any yet
    From: Richmond, Va

    A simple, elegant, well-made press

    I recently bought the NECS cheese press in order to accomodate my larger forms for making 4-8 pound wheels that require moderate to fairly heavy pressing. My old Italian press works wonderfully for smaller cheeses, but I needed a step up for the bigger wheels. So far, I have just completed my first wheel in this new press. I am very impressed with the quality of materials, design, and construction. I expect this to become my go-to tool for all my pressed cheeses in the future.

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    • Well made
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    From: New Mexico

    Great cheese press!!

    I love this cheese press! It's made very well and is easy to use and clean.

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    Great Press

    First time using a press and really happy with this purchase. Nice design, easy to use and keep clean. Very good product.

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    Enduring favorite piece of necessary cheese equipment!!!

    <p>This is a solid, simple and irreplaceable part of my cheesemaking! I tried everything else first- cheaper presses, homemade contraptions, etc. and finally chose this one. I don't have a lot of extra money so resisted but don't make my mistake! This makes everything sooooo much more enjoyable and after a few years now it's a well used & well loved part of my cheese life! I recommend it to everyone and loan it out to a few trusted friends!</p>

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    I love it!

    This product is beautiful and easy to use and to clean. I like being able to tell how much pressure is being exerted and the different shapes of molds that were included.

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    • quaily
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    Elegant Design, Superb Construction

    This is a wonderful cheese press. It is constructed with quality materials and is simple in its design, making it easy to both use and clean. I appreciate tools that are well made, and this is well worth the price. I will use it for years and years to come.

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    From: Boulder, CO

    More ease!

    I love this cheese press and find it very easy to use. The mice on top of the weights make it easy for me to know which side goes up. The measuring stick for the amount of pounds is easy to read and push down. I use to use buckets of water (since I know 1 gallon of water weighs 8 lbs) and would precariously balance a 5 gallon bucket of water on top of the mold and follower and would often feel worried that the bucket would spill or drop on someone's foot or the dog...this cheese press has offered more ease all around for me! I love it! I feel more motivated to make cheese since it can sit in the press so easily and does not take up much room and I am not worried about it making a huge mess or hurting anyone. I leave it on the edge of the sink to drip into the sink and there is very little clean up. I can't say enough good things about this cheese press - I highly recommend it!

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    Excellent product

    I bought this cheese press and many additional stuffs for making cheese from CheeseMaking company. It was a gift for my brother, cheese press is the best in the market, very well made, strong and steady, my brother is happy with it.

    I'm thinking maybe I should buy everything for myself to make delicious homemade cheese for my family.

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    • Worked well
    • dishwasher safe
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    • no instructions
    From: New York

    Worked great, once I figured it out

    I recently got this cheese press and was excited to try making my first pressed cheese. I'm a total newbie to cheese making and had previously only made soft cheeses and milk products, like ricotta, mozzarella and creme fraiche. Unfortunately, my cheese press did not come with instructions for how to use it and I had trouble finding information on the website. I figured it out, but it took a bit of time for someone with no experience. The only other thing I would say is that it was hard to keep the cheese at the pressure specified in the recipe. But again, I may not have been doing it correctly. In the end, though, my queso fresco came out great and it was delicious on chili, tacos and more.

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    • Solid
    • easy to use
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    From: Illinois

    Solid

    This is a very nice press. It is solid, feels like it will last forever. The magnet weight system works beautifully and easily. I have other presses, but this is by far my favorite.

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    From: Montana

    Beautiful!

    I love my new press. It is flawless stainless steel, it presses evenly and my first few batches of chees drained better than any other press I had! Totally worth it! The weight system was a little tricky but once I got it I really never want to go back! I have made several amazing wheels now I just have to wait for them to age to see if my cooking skills are as good as the press!

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    From: Newcastle OK

    I love this press

    This press works great but it must be watched for the first few hours to keep constant pressure. I have used it mostly for pressing farm house cheddar.

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    • Tough wood and stainless hardware
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    Cheese Press

    Great press and easy to achieve the right amount of pressure

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    Quality Piece of Equipment

    This press is very well designed and made. Easy to use and the followers stay level and square for a nice finished cheese. I highly recommend this press.

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    From: Akron, OH

    Simple and easy

    I love my new cheese press! It is simple and easy to use, and turns out a very professional looking product. I highly recommend it!

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    Functional, Easy, Beautiful, and Well Made

    This press makes making great hard cheeses so much easier. We've used ours for many years, and it is still perfect.

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    From: Boxborough, MA

    Easy to use

    We bought this cheese press after my husband and I attended a Cheesemaking 101 class a few years ago. We've successfully made the farmhouse cheddar a few times and after a bit of a hiatus from hard cheeses, am looking forward to trying Sarah's updated Colby! I wanted a product that would be easy to use and maintain and this is it.

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    • Excellent quality
    • reasonable price.
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    Great Product!

    I am new to cheese making, and wanted to invest in a quality cheese press without having to do a lot of "trial and error" shopping. This cheese press is very well made, and easy to use. I am very happy with this cheese press, and with this company. Thank you!

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    Awesome Cheese Press

    I bought this a couple of years ago about 3 and it has held very well. Made sturdy and simple to use. Have made 100 lbs or more of hard and smihard cheese. Highly recommended.

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    From: Ann Arbor, MI

    Great product that could use little improvement

    Love the press but I feel it takes some effort to operate.

    1. When curd volume reduces under press, the pressure also reduces so you have to keep pushing it down once in a while to keep the pressure up. I have barbell weight but it's not too easy to balance them on the press.

    2. I wish the lower wood bar can stay in place when you want to take the mold out to flip the cheese/re-dress the cheese cloth. I have to take everything out in order to do that.

    3. It would be helpful to have marks on two rods so pressure is equalized. I used a permanent marker to mark it.

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    I absolutely love my cheese press. Don't know what I would do without it.

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    • Quality
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    From: Chandler AZ

    Cheeeeeese Press

    Before buying this product I have gone through quite a few single spring presses just to have them fall over night, can't believe how much milk, time and possible cheese I had lost. Upon receiving my new press from NECM I noticed that he design was different, it was dual spring loaded and can be used with any mold. I have not used it yet but just by looking at it I do not need to call a helpdesk came with great instructions. Moral of the story ... Buy your equipment and your needs through a company that specializes in cheese you will notice the difference right away. BTW just made my first Jack and can all ready tell that it was pressed properly. Thanks Ricki

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    Great product!

    The press is simple to use and clean. It is worth the price if you plan on investing in time for quality cheese.

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    From: Zionville, NC

    Great quality product

    This press, while a tad pricey, is a great product. Easy to use and I believe will last virtually forever. The guage the pounds of pressure needed is easy to read and set.