For fun here is a pic of my press. Although it is a screw type, the pressure is pretty consistent overnight. Cheap and easy to make and needs a bit of finishing on it, but as most things....it is functional for now.
I was using a semi soft mold for my cheddar and blew the side out of after 7 or so batches. I find those plastic cheddar molds to be darn expensive so was thinking of using something like this:
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Bain Marie pot, and from what I have seen of them they would be plenty sturdy enough for higher pressures and would just have to drill some holes myself.
Anyone else use them or other suggestions? I am doing 5 gallon milk batches and think an 8" mold would be perfect.