Happy Cheese Makers Since 1978
Price: $279.95
$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
      • 5 Free Cultures (C1, C101, C2, C201, C21 a $29.95 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
      • 5 Free Cultures (C1, C101, C2, C201, C21 a $29.95 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
      • 5 Free Cultures(C1, C101, C2, C201, C21 a $29.95 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.

    Overall Customer Rating of 15 Reviews:

    Great product!

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

    Zionville, NC

    Great quality product

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    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.

    Cape Cod MA

    Making romano is a breeze!

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    The six month wait for the cheese to age isn't great, but the end result is spectacular! We were using coffee cans and bricks for weights before getting this press. It is so easy! So far we've been making 12 pounds a month and keeping them in our wine coolers - better to have great cheese than cool wine :-) Thank you for a simple-to-use and efficient press!

    stylish and easy to use

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    This cheese press is fabulous - it is so easy to put together and to set the press weight. It is very high quality and looks great if you need to leave it on the countertop. I'd definitely recommend it.

    Michigan

    Cheese-the easy way!!!

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    • Great set up
    • easy to use
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    • none that I could see
    This cheese press was recommended by the farmer who conducted the cheesemaking class which led me to the art of cheesemaking. She was 100% right! This press is easy to use, relatively compact, easily sterilized and is exactly what me, as a beginner, needed. I would certainly recommend this press to anyone interested in cheesemaking.