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Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« on: January 31, 2009, 10:54:00 PM »
For Feta and blues...

http://glengarrycheesemaking.on.ca/wax.htm

scroll down, they have lots of molds.


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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 07:56:36 AM »
I've often been envious of Tea's square molds.

For those of us in Australia/NZ, CheeseLinks.com.au in Australia also does.

For those in Europe, The Bulgarian Smallholder also does.

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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 11:53:34 AM »
I've often been envious of Tea's square molds.

For those of us in Australia/NZ, CheeseLinks.com.au in Australia also does.

For those in Europe, The Bulgarian Smallholder also does.


Well, we *could* order from any of these, it's just expensive!  I wonder if you could rig up something using a strawberry box?  Maybe with some kind of netting on the sides and bottom?  Or use a hot poker and make holes in a square glad box?

Hey, that's the ticket!

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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 12:15:56 PM »
It just occurred to me, John, what about those plastic clamshell containers we get a pint of strawberries or blueberries in?  They have vents along the bottom and side and they are obviously food safe.  I just noticed the strawberries I have, though it's a rectangle, are made with recycled drink bottles, and are the company gets 50% of it's energy to produce their stuff from the sun.  Cool.  http://www.penpack.net.  I could see reusing these three or four times for something like Feta...

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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 01:33:22 PM »
Yep good idea, I've also wondered about that, but the ones we get here in Texas have big slots in them, so I think lose to much curd.

While they are expensive, they do last effectively forever.


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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 02:40:31 PM »
you could line them with that netting you bought a while back, John. :)  That would make those holes "smaller".

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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 01:20:00 AM »
I like the bulgarian site's descriptions "curd sack" just sounds funny. I wonder why it's in english?
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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 07:00:51 PM »
L.L. yes could use netting/cheesecloth, was hoping not to, one less thing to clean.

Carter, I presume English as they ship anywhere within Europe?

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Re: Draining Molds - Where Buy Square Ones?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 07:21:35 PM »
Oh. John I've got some new items in the works. I've bought some plastic mesh and I'm going to use it like the kadova molds as a liner so I don't have to use cheese cloth. It will be in 3 pieces. One to go around the sides and then a cloth cheese cloth for top and bottom for my embossing plates. I'll let you know how it goes.
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