A few people on here have inquired about my cheese making equipment and I thought I'd post a few pics and some info about what I do. I originally had a website thecheesewhey.com and that is no longer up. Bascially I have a machine shop and make cheese and got the domain name for cheap, but as it's not my main business I decided not to renew the subscription. I still make and sell custom cheese making equipment. Many of the people on this board know me and have bought equipment from me. My products are not necessarily cheap but I also don't make cheap stuff and it will last a lifetime.
Take my cheese press for example the small version which can press up to an 8" mold is $500, it is powered by a pneumatic cylinder and is the most accurate cheese press around. If you compare this to the cheap piceces of junk they are selling on websites that use a spring then there is no comparison. The 4" hoop and spring press that almost everyone sells usually sells for around $150 some are $250 and up. They literaly use about $10 worth of materials and would take me 10 minutes to build from scratch!!!!! My press uses 1 1/2" Steel tubing and is welded and uses a pneumatic cylinder to dial in the EXACT pressure for the cheese you are making, no guessing what so ever and they cost a lot in just materials to build. A spring is not that accurate, plus it wears out and doesn't consistently give constant pressure. My presses press the exact same pressure every time and constantly through the pressing cycle. Don't get me wrong if you have a spring press and it works for you then there's nothing wrong with that; the point I'm making is the price these companies are charging you for something that cost $10 to make is an insult as opposed to the items I offer which are solid, accurate and are not cheap to manufactuer.
Anyway if you are interested in any equipment, of what you see or don't see just ask, let me know.
The 8" Press is $500 not including shipping.
I also make PVC molds 4, 6, 8 and 10" I can also go bigger if interested.
I make custom followers for molds so your name or logo can be pressed into the cheese, these look real neat and add a professional touch, as far as I know I'm the only one ever to offer these for sale, I've also never seen a cheese done with this process, besides my own of course.