Author Topic: Cork borer as cheese trier?  (Read 607 times)

Offline mgasparotto

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Cork borer as cheese trier?
« on: December 27, 2012, 06:50:59 PM »
Has anyone tried using a cork borer as a makeshift cheese trier? I'm tempted to try-they're inexpensive and come in lots of sizes. I'm just not sure if the pin that comes with it is wide enough to push the cheese sample out properly. Thoughts?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork_borer


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Offline Schnecken Slayer

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Re: Cork borer as cheese trier?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 08:43:55 PM »
As you say, the pusher may need to be modified or replaced with something else.

Let us know how it goes if you do try it.
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Offline Al Lewis

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Re: Cork borer as cheese trier?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 10:21:38 PM »
I've seen at least one person on here using one.  I have used a potato peeler.  If you have a hardware store nearby, and have access to a bench grinder, see if they have any stainless steel tubing or copper tubing.  You can easily make one using either.  Prices are ridiculous.