Homemade Goat Cheese Press...PICS

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by chickylou, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    Well, we don't know if it will work, but the logistics are there for a pretty cheap (Menards 10 minute run) Homemade Cheese Press. I'm ready to make my first "pressed" cheeese with my Nigerian doe's goat milk. So far we have already accomplished what I thought would be impossible: yogurt and queso blanco (pretty easy, actually, but our first homemade cheese). Especially from a suburbanite, backyard wanna be homesteader.

    Now I want to make Muenster cheese with our goat milk, but we didn't have a cheese press. We also don't want to invest another $75 or more dollars in getting one which may or may not include shipping and handling. So, we invented our own. We will try it out tomorrow and I'll post pictures of the finished product. But for now and for all you resourceful creative types, we thought you might like to take a look at it.

    Total cost: $25- $38 depending on what you already have at home.


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    Now! Off to make the CHEESE! (tomorrow...after my cup of coffee) [​IMG]

    Sincerely,

    Chickylou
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    looks great! good luck, I'll pm you my address for shipping![​IMG]
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Let us know how it works!
     
  4. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I can't wait to see how it turns out. Now I just need my does to kid.
     
  5. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Wow, another cool idea!
     
  6. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, did it work? [​IMG]
     
  7. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Inquiring minds wanna know. [​IMG] [​IMG] All the pvc parts were found at a local hardware store like Lowe's right? Is the pvc just reg pvc or is it marked "food grade". I'm dying to make a homemade cheese press myself. [​IMG]

    This is the only one I thought it could be possible model to make. [​IMG]

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  8. Sallyschickens

    Sallyschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, how did it work? I hope you had good luck! What a smart idea!
     

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