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Hard Cheese Mold - Small

Hard Cheese Mold - Small (M3)

4.63 stars, based on 38 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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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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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!

Perfect size mold give Deli size results

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From: Virginia
I used this for the first time making 3 gallons using the Traditional Swiss recipe. That almost filled up the mold and yielded an tube of cheese about the diameter of a deli cheese or meat. Perfect for sandwiches.

The follower has a ring about 1 inch smaller diameter than the mold. I cut a piece of Oak into a disc that fits on my press, and pushes on the entire ring. The result is very even pressure along the full surface of the follower.

The plastic of these molds is really thick - over 1/4 inch. I have no doubt this mold will outlive me.

Perfect size!

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This small mold works perfect for my 2 gallon batches of cheese. Cleans easy and I don't mind the fact it has no bottom.

Poorly made

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This looks like someone cut this with a hacksaw. Very irregular edges, but it does sit flat. I was able to pack about 2 lbs of curds into it. The cheese ends up being quite tall.

pricey but quality

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From: CT
In spite of the high cost I bought two of these because I consider them one of the most versatile molds available. Can produce a variety of cheeses, hard or soft, small or medium size, with or without press.

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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.

Small hard cheese mold

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From: St. Peters
I bought this mold for my colbys and goudas. It worked so well I bought a second one.

Small hard cheese mold.

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From: ON
What a perfect size! Durable high grade material with a follower that fits perfectly. I will be purchasing another!

Sturdy mold

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From: Pooler, GA
So far I have put over 50lbs of pressure on this and it has held up well. Drains well, and cleans easily.

undersized

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I have now used this mold several times, and i consistently find that it will not hold the amount of curd produced by recipes for 2 lb cheeses, using 2 gallons of milk. I believe this mold should be about 1/2 - 1 inch taller or slightly wider. Count me as disappointed.

Ver pleased.

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From: Ontario, Canada
Excellent for a home cheesemaker! Will hold cheese made with 2gallons of milk perfectly. Presses and drains well.

Worked Great

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From: Arizona
<p>I made a 2 lb Parmesan style with it recently and it was my best looking cheese to date. I was worried about the lack of a solid bottom but it was a non-issue at 20lbs.</p>

Works nicely

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Worked well for making Gouda.

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