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Feta in New Dripping Basket
« on: February 21, 2010, 01:06:33 PM »
I have a new dripping basket including container and lid. I thought it would be best to try it out on a Feta. I made it from 3.5 liters of milk. I got some excess curds, so i put them in a very small round basket.
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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 01:46:32 PM »
Very nice, Alex. Where are those made?
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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 02:36:49 PM »
Alex that look just perfect.  How big is that container, and what is the weight of the cheese it formed?

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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 02:18:47 AM »
Very nice, Alex. Where are those made?
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The rectangular is made in Israel and the round in Italy.
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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 02:25:25 AM »
Alex that look just perfect.  How big is that container, and what is the weight of the cheese it formed?

The rectangular is: L=8", W=4",H=3.5". The cylindrical is: D=3.5",H=4".
I didn't weigh the cheese yet, it should be about 400-500 gr (1 lb).
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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 08:58:12 PM »
Looks nice Alex and I love the loaf shaped cheese mold.

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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 09:22:50 AM »
Thanks, that makes it easier to cut it to squares.
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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 01:10:30 PM »
Yes I bet it does!

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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 10:23:32 AM »
Looks great, I assume it was hard to turn that long thin rectangle, especially on first turn when very soft.

I wonder where commercial Feta makers get their rectangular molds including logo's like front middle one here in Vancouver or this one in Versailles.

Probably they build their own.

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Re: Feta in New Dripping Basket
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 11:49:09 AM »
The first pic is after the first flip. The basket was full to the top. I topped the basket with a cutting board, then turned them over, picked up the basket, rolled the cheese carefully over on the cutting board, then put the basket on top of the cheese and finally flipped the whole thing over again letting the cheese fall into the basket - uhhhh, even writing it wasn't easy.
I'm quite sure, commercial cheese makers have their molds made on special order.
I think you can make your own family logo at a stamp engraver from some food grade plastic material (cutting board?) and place it in your mold (you'll need two of them) before and after filling with curds. That would be nice.
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