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Postby wallie » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:51 pm

I am going to have my first go at making cheese and I have a question regarding a cheese press.
I have a pork pie tin with a removable bottom it is 5inches diameter and about the same in height.
Due to it having a removable bottom there is a 1/2inch wide flange at one end.
Would I be able to use this to press the cheese in, having the flange end at the bottom?

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Postby BlueCheese » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:38 pm

as long as the cheese cloth does not catch or get damaged in any way it should be fine. Can u post a pic? Is the tin strong enough to hold its shape would also be a concern.
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Postby saucisson » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:14 pm

you can press into just about anything :D

My finest cheese ever is this (I hope :)) it's still maturing...

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100 points to anyone who identifies what I used as a receptacle

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Postby BlueCheese » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:54 pm

LOL, a 2L pop bottle
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Postby saucisson » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:59 pm

errh, yes :D I thought it might take longer than that for anyone to work it out :lol:

It's seeded from a Yorkshire blue, small holes pricked at the points of the bottle and pressed with a dutch cheese press.
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Postby BlueCheese » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:48 pm

That reminds me, have to get my but in gear and make a blue cheese, my other ones about gone :(
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Postby wallie » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:16 pm

Looking from the top with the mould lying down



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Postby BlueCheese » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:17 pm

Looks great. u could put 2 halves together to get a uniform shape.
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