Cheese mould

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A cheese mould or cheese form is a container used to press or mould cheese. The cheese is usually wrapped in a cheesecloth during this process. A two-part mould is placed in a cheese press and pressure is constantly applied to compress the curds and force out the whey.

A cheese form is usually a one-piece container used to drain and shape soft cheese.

Berkswell cheese, formed by two plastic colanders, back-to-back

Alternatives to commercial moulds

Plastic colanders are often used in artisan cheesemaking which explains the strange shape of some cheeses.

A Chinese steamer makes a very good cheese mould, as would a drum sieve.

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