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Used for pressing your homemade hard cheeses in an accurate and reliable manner.
The Mad Millie Cheese Press is a great addition to your Hard Cheese Ingredient Kit.
Made from a special food grade plastic that is easily cleaned and does not absorb bacteria. Comes with a 2 litre hard cheese mould, fitting curds from 6 litres of milk, a press and pressure gauge.
(This is included in the Artisan Cheese Kit.)
Pressing a Cheese
All hard cheeses must be pressed.
This process compacts the cheese and helps get rid of the moisture, causing the cheese to develop the harder, dryer texture which hard cheeses are known for.
Using your Mad Millie Cheese Press
Scoop your cheese curds into the mould component of the cheese press (you may need to line the mould with a cheese cloth).
Place the disk on top of the curds, flat side down with the indent for the screw to the top. Fold the cheese cloth on top of the disk, making sure it is clear of the screw.
Place the top of the press on top of the mould. Twist the lid so that the lid locks into the mould.
Start screwing the knob in order to get the metal rod to put pressure on the pressing disk. The scale will pop up and indicate how much pressure is being applied to the cheese. Refer to your recipe for the amount of pressure that needs to be applied. The amount of pressure varies between recipes.
Reading your Scale
The scale starts at 0 and goes up to 20.
5 = 5 kg (11 lb)
10 = 10 kg (22 lb)
15 = 15 kg (33 lb)
20 = 20 kg (44 lb)
While the cheese is being pressed, the pressure may need to be readjusted to account for the cheese reducing in size.
About Mad Millie
Mad Millie is a young Kiwi company with a passion and love for all things delicious and handcrafted. We also love to share our passion with you by giving you the opportunity to do this yourself at home.
We're famous for our cheese making kits which allow you to make an array of gourmet cheeses such as feta, cheddar, halloumi, mozzarella, Camembert and more, as well as including making butter! Homemade cheese is something we want to prove can be done in your kitchen with your own hands! Plus they make fantastic gifts too.
We don't stop there though. What better way to accompany your gourmet cheese than with homemade sausages, cider, beer, yoghurt and more. Our Fresh Sausage Kit is packed with homemade sausage making recipes, our Boutique Brewery Kits allow you to make refreshing cider or beer to help quench your thirst and we look after you too with kits such as Greek Yoghurt and Kefir that are full of healthy benefits!
The beauty of making things yourself is that you know exactly what goes in it, you can avoid nasty additives and you can make it just how you like it! Don't just take our word for it though we've had others tell us how much they enjoy our kits too.
We've made it easy, quick and provided you with anything specialised, so why don't you give it a try!