Cheesemaking Mold No.30 - Cylinder, Base And Follower (Tommé Mold)
We supply a range of cheese molds that are all manufactured from special 'Dairythene' plastic for easy sterilization.
Each mold is drilled with numerous holes to allow the whey to escape. In production these molds are usually lined with a cheese cloth prior to filling with curd and set on a cheese mat to ensure complete drainage: this is especially important if the cheese is pressed.
This particular one is known as a Tommé mold and is a large cylindrical mold with a closed base. It has an internal diameter of 5.3" (135mm) with a height of (2.5") 65mm enabling it to produce a relatively 'flat' round cheese of over 1lb. The follower is manufactured from heavy duty plastic (Dairythene) and is designed to fit snugly inside the mold - it is used to press out the whey when placed in a cheese press and the molds can be stacked one on top of the other whilst being pressed.
Please note that molds are priced and sold individually.