Sheepy’s dad made me a cheese press. He made one for her, too.
I haven’t gotten to try it out for pressing cheese yet. But I had an idea for using it to hang my chevre while it was draining! I also had a few minutes to gauge it using my weights and a bathroom scale.
Here’s the link to my old cheese press. This one is much nicer and easier to use!
|You can see the masking tape I wrote on to mark how much weight would be on the press. I decided I didn’t want it to be permanent just in case I decide to use different weights.
|I used an ‘S’ hook to hang my cheese from the end post. You can see in the previous picture how I put a pot beneath to catch the whey. I also had a book under the press so that the arm would be higher when I hung the cheese.