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Basic Kit Cheese Mold

Basic Kit Cheese Mold (M222)

4.61 stars, based on 18 reviews
6-1/4" diameter (tapering to 4-3/4" at the bottom) x 3-1/4" HThis is an ideal mold for soft and hard cheeses. For the harder cheeses, simply use an inverted small plate or large jar lid as a follower/pressure-plate to spread the weight evenly over...
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This is a functional mold and press. However I would upgrade as soon as possible. My family and I eat about 4 pounds of cheese a week (7 of us) and making cheese has helped save lots of money. But this press (since we mainly eat cheddar); while being able to hold quite a bit of weight, shapes the cheese oddly for cheddar and presses the cheesecloth into the cheese making a crease in the cheese. Great for soft cheeses but for hard cheeses grab a hard cheese mold.

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I was pleasantly surprised. This basket is very sturdy and it held up great. I can't wait to use it for years to come!

Basic cheese mold basket

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  • Can not do without them
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I have gotten 2 of these no plan to purchase more. Can't tell you enough about the different uses and quality of these. A must have

cheese mold

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  • lightweight
  • functional
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I use this mold for my chevre, and it works perfectly! The smaller molds take up more space, and we go thru a lot of chevre, it's so good.

Different diameter at top and bottom!

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From: Canada
The diameter of this mold is different at the top and bottom. Therefore, when you flip the cheese it won't fit in the mold right and you can end up crumbling or breaking pieces off.

Also, there is no top included, so your plate has to be exactly the same size or your cheese will not be flat at the top.

Don't forget the followers!

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I just made my first wheel of Port Salut and this mold made for a great looking cheese. Sturdy for the amount of weight put on that type of cheese. Just don't forget to pick up a follower for it if you want your cheese to have nice edges!

Exactly what it says it is

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From: Victoria B.C.
Nice baskets mold! I prefer this one for soft cheese and it has become my "go to" for soft cheeses. It produces a nice usable size for my family, for eating and storing. I use the bottom of a small springform pan as a follower for gentle weights.

Excellent for making chevre

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I really like this mold for making chevre.

Good for Saint Marcellin Cheese

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From: Santa Fe, NM
This is a great mold for making Saint Marcellin Cheese. You can use either goat or more commonly cow's milk and is the perfect shape for this variety of cheese.

Great Mold

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I got this mold for ricotta cheese. It works great. It allows the whey to drain and holds the cheese nicely. I can get the cheese as dry as I want.

Great Mold

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This little guy is perfect for making large amounts of ricotta.

Great mold for many cheeses

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  • good for many cheeses
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From: Santa Fe, NM
This is a great mold for many soft and some hard cheeses and a wonderful starting point for the beginning cheesemaker. Can handle up to 20 lbs of pressure. Easy to clean.

It's not perfect but..

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From: LITTLETON, NH
I find this to be a satisfactory cheese mold. The drawback being the non vertical sides but I find it not that hard to work around.

Molds...shaping...FUN!!

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thank you for the recipes and The tale of 2 peppa's ...its the one im making..and you told me which mold i needed.

Nice mold

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  • nice presentation
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From: VA
I don't use this one in a cheese press, but it's great for quick cheeses. I like using it to drain panir and it makes a pretty cheese.

No problems.

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I don't see any problems with this mold. It clearly shows in the photos and description that it is tapered, which could cause slight complication when pressing, but that's not hidden from the customer. It holds a good quantity of curd without being cumbersome.

Sturdy mold

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  • Sturdy
  • Cheap
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From: Pooler, GA
So far, this mold seems to hold up well. I have put 20lbs on it and it held with no issues. Found a large can works well as a follower.

Tough Mold

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From: Central VA
When I started making cheese, I got this mold as part of a kit. I've made many hard cheeses in it and often press up to 50 pounds of pressure in it with no signs of fatigue. It is also very useful for draining ricotta. It cleans easily after use. The only problem I found with it was finding the proper size follower. I solved that by making a wooden follower with a bandsaw and wrapping it with saran wrap to prevent the whey from soaking into the wood.

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