Happy Cheese Makers Since 1978
Hard Cheese Mold - Small

Hard Cheese Mold - Small (M3)

4.63 stars, based on 24 reviews
4-1/2'Wide x 5"High with follower and open bottom. A food grade polypropylene cheese mold imported from France. This mold will work with any of our presses and is used when making up to a 2 pound cheese from 2 gallons of milk. This mold can handle...
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Good, sturdy product. The follower is the more important part of the mold as the container is easy to make yourself; the follower not so easy.

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I love this mold! I tend to get more than 2 pounds of cheese with 2 gallons and it does not all fit. But what does fit comes out perfect every single time. With a proper shape it makes it really easy to wax after it dries. Thinking of starting to make double batches and getting the larger mold.

An essential purchase for someone starting out

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  • price
  • sturdy
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From: Yonkers, NY
I have used this mold successfully for 2 gal batches of Feta and Cheddar. I will agree with other reviewers that it is a bit small for 2 gal recipes, but I've always been able to work all the curd in.

Cheese Mold small

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From: Web
I am extremely satisfied with the cheese mold purchased. It is durable, efficient, and perfect for a two gallon recipe! The customer service and shipping was perfect! I will definitely purchase from CheeseMaking.com again!

Easy to use

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I found this mold easy to use at the best price out there!

Good basic mold

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This mold was used to contain the curds made from 2 gallons of milk. The mold was not quite large enough to contain all the curds. Having said that the mold worked very well.

Good quality

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I've been using this for several years now and it still works great. It is good quality plastic and hasn't shown any breakdown yet. Cheese drains well from it.

Great mold

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I have purchased 2 of these molds to make a variety of hard cheese. They are very sturdy and easy to clean. Great mold!

Great mold for small batches

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<p>It's a great mold for small batches. I really wish it had a bottom on it but it works good.</p>

Hard Cheese Mold - Small

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  • Versatile
  • good size for home
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From: St. Louis, MO USA
Perfect for curds from 1 to 3 gallons of milk, for all types of cheese, whether pressed like the Tomme or Cheddar, or drained like Blue cheese.



I use thin cheap nylon cloth, and that fits into this mold. But if you use cotton cloth of any type it will not fit between the follower and the mold, so you'll need to file the follower down to make it smaller.

It works for small cheese

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  • easy to use
  • follower
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  • no bottom
From: WA
I make thousands of pounds of cheese at home, and I usually use the bigger molds that can fit five pounds worth of curds. But when I teach my cheesemaking classes, I show people how to make cheese with smaller batches, and this mold works well for that.

What I don't like about it is that it doesn't have a bottom. You have to use cheesecloth.

Lighter Than Expected

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  • Solid
  • good follower
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  • would be nice to have a base
From: Woodstock, IL
Looks like thicker poly on website. Does the job though. Would be nice if it came with a second follower that could have holes drilled in it to use as a base. Works well for a 2 lb batch.

Love This Mold

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  • heavy walls
  • great quality
  • the follower
  • price
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  • no bottom
From: Western, Tennessee
This is my first "big boy" mold and it worked well. I would like to move up to a bigger sized mold, but I'm limited to the amount of milk I can process. The follower is great!



what I don't like is the lack of a bottom. It's the reason I can't give it a full five stars.

Most useful mold for home cheese makers

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From: Longmont, CO
I run a cheesemaking school in Longmont, Colorado and use this mold in my classes more than any other. It is perfect for one gallon batches and can be used for any hard cheese as well as brie & camembert. It's inexpensive and easy to throw in the dish washer to clean. If you're only going to buy one mold, this is the one!

nice shape

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  • bigger than what was in the kit
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From: Memphis TN
Batch #2 will be in this new mold, and use 2 gallons instead of one.

The pusher is appreciated.

Making cheese is my new hobby!

Really exciting, NOT.

But will not know for 3 months to a year.

Perfect

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From: Lawrence, Kansas
We use this cheese mold constantly. Perfect size for a 2 gallon batch. Great follower. We need more just like this. Our favorite cheese mold by far.

Perfect for small cheeses

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From: Maugansville
This mold is perfect for the small batch cheeses that I make.

perfect mold!

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  • cheap
  • durable
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i was using the mold that came with the farmhouse cheddar kit, and the cheese came out fairly lumpy and strangely shaped due to the mold not being solid enough. this mold made it super easy to have a smooth cheese and the follower is extremely handy

Perfect size for beginners

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From: Brooklyn, NY
Sometimes smaller is better. I was having trouble making pressed, aged cheeses and one thing making it difficult was working in such large batches. I found some recipes on this site with smaller batch options and bought an M3 mold, and working with a little less milk made the process more manageable. Plus, I can have more cheese variety aging in my small cave, since they take up less space. And, given that I still make beginner mistakes, I'm not investing in as much milk for each batch. Love the smaller mold!

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From: Victoria B.C.
I have not had this little cutie for long and as others have said it is sometimes difficult to fit the curd from 2 gallons of milk in here, however I love it for making a sample size of a larger cheese for sharing with my family.

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