Cheese Press Remix

Introduction: Cheese Press Remix

About: I'm a 49 year old Systems Architect living in the Midwestern United States. After travelling the world for 20 years as a consulting architect I became disabled, as a result, I am now embracing a Slow life. ...

I'm a fledgling cheesemaker, as some of you know from my Cheese Cave Instructable: How to Convert a Mini Wine Cooler into a Countertop Cheese Cave. What I was missing from making my cheesemaking efforts complete however, was an inexpensive and reliable cheese press. Enter this Instructable from spike3579 entitled A Simple and Inexpensive Cheese Press. It seemed simple yet ingenious, and I was inspired to try to make one myself.

I simply didn't have the hardwoods available that he did in order to make my own precisely as he did. In addition, I wanted to be able easily sterilize the press and its components using the sterilize setting of my dishwasher. Doing this with any porous material would be tricky.

Follow me on Instagram - @therealcoffeedude

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Inspiration Strikes!

Fortunately, I had some of these Polyethylene cutting boards from Stanton Trading (linked to item on Amazon) over from another project. I simply followed the excellent instructions provided in the original Instructable, substituting double layers of cutting board for the wood pieces and voila! "I Made It!" I couldn't wait to comment with a picture.

Step 2: Afterword

I have made approximately five full wheels of cheese (2-3lbs each) using this cheese press, and I must say, it works amazingly well with all my cheese molds. Best of all, I can fully disassemble it and sterilize it in my dishwasher between uses, which helps out immensely when making cheese.

Remix Contest

Participated in the
Remix Contest

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • One Pot Meals Speed Challenge

      One Pot Meals Speed Challenge
    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • First Time Author Contest

      First Time Author Contest

    3 Discussions

    0
    Nick_Zouein
    Nick_Zouein

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hello,

    May I ask about the length, width and thikness of the spring, did you buy them online?.. maybe you can post a link.

    Thank You

    0
    TheCoffeeDude
    TheCoffeeDude

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I have since upgraded to these:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085YPR8S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0085YPR8S&linkCode=as2&tag=dewsalecom-20&linkId=QXT4ENFKGWBSGHX6