Friday, November 16, 2012

How to Make Your Own Cheese Press

Time to start the hard cheese!
I got my husband talked into fabbing up a home made cheese press.
Really it was so easy we should have done it a long time ago. I think I could have done it myself, but then I wouldn't have anything to bother him with.

We got two drop boards, small boards left over from trimming larger ones, at a local hardware store, These are usually available for a great price, I think we paid about a dollar for both.

a piece of PVC pipe, we went with 6 inch for now but you can make various sizes for the cheese wheels you will be making.

a smaller piece of PVC 3" for use as a ram to help apply even pressure on the metal disk that will rest on the cheese. The disk was in the shower supply section.

All thread rod cut into two 12" pieces and wing nuts hold everything in place and allow for adjusting pressure.

Use washers top and bottom

Less than $20 in materials for a great cheese press that comes apart easily for storage.

shown in use

1 comment:

The Path Traveled said...

Who would have thought that idea! Thank you for sharing. I have to show my hubby and see if we can make one.

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