I need ripening containers to create high humidity micro-enrironments in the low humidity fridge cheese cave for my small bloomy P candidum white mold surface ripened cheeses like Camembert.
Visited The Container Store, a large almost Ikea type chain store in US/Canada which had a small food grade container with raised slotted liner that would fit two standard size Camemberts at $10 each, so bought all 4 on shelf. They are made in New Zealand by company called Sistema, Klip It series, model is called Deli Storer Plus, plus means includes the slotted raised removable liner. Nice product but shame they "embossed" the term Klip It in the liner. My first use of these with Camembert records here
Also made own two large containers for taller cheeses from two large containers from WalMart lined with cut to fit (using wire cutter) hung ceiling 2 ft x 4 ft fluorescent light fixture "Egg Crate" panel from large Home Depot hardware store for USD13 made I think from styrene then lined with cut to fit mat. I had used these previously with just the mat but it needs the lift to store draining whey and provide air circulation to the bottom of cheeses otherwise the cheeses get too wet on bottom and get probably yeast infections and stick to the mats. My records of that make here
. I think the Egg Crate is made from styrene? Anyone know if that is food grade?
Anyone else have other/better ripening container type ideas?
Lastly built a Wiki: Ripening Containers
article where will compile all info.