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Draining mat fine

Fine mesh draining mat (approx. 13 squares per inch) used for drainage, air circulation, and creating a uniform finish on cheese surfaces. 

pH ExStik meter

ExStik PH100 pH meter by Extech Instruments. Measures pH from 0 to 14.00 pH with high resolution and accuracy of 0.01 pH. Flat electrode for surface measurements; simultaneous display of pH and temperature. 

Digital gram scale

My Weigh 440-Z Digital Scale: 440-gram capacity, readability and accuracy down to 0.1 gram; reads in grams and ounces; weighing tray doubles as cover; (2) AAA batteries included; 30-year international warranty

pH strips

pH-indicator test strips provide a cost-effective tool to determine the general pH of liquid milk and whey in cheesemaking. 

Cheese labels

Non-adhesive labels, available in either cow or goat design. Give your cheese the hand-crafted look. 

Thermometer large

Standard 1 3/4" dial x 8" stem thermometer with clip can be used for full range of cheesemaking temperatures with a range of 0-220ºF.

Thermometer small

Standard 1" dial x 5" stem can be used for full range of cheesemaking temperatures with a range of 0-220ºF.

Draining mat coarse

Coarse mesh draining mat (approx. five squares per inch) used for drainage, air circulation, and creating a uniform finish on cheese surfaces.

pH 4 buffer solution

Buffer solution is required for calibration of pH meters. Available in 500 ml size in pH 4 and pH 7. Note that both pH 4 and pH 7 are required for proper calibration of pH meters.

pH 7 buffer solution

Buffer solution is required for calibration of pH meters. Available in 500 ml size in pH 4 and pH 7. Note that both pH 4 and pH 7 are required for proper calibration of pH meters.

Disposable cheesecloth (PLYBAN)

Thin and pliable, Plyban, the disposable cheesecloth, is a popular alternative to traditional cheesecloth or butter muslin.

Draining bag

Soft curd draining bag: Re-usable, strong nylon cloth bag used to conveniently drain curd, sour cream, yogurt, etc.

Cheesecloth/muslin

Natural, unbleached, fine weave muslin cheesecloth. Very high quality, wash and reuse again and again. 

Salt

Iodine-free flake salt, dissolves easily.

Cheese wrapping paper

For use with fresh and soft cheeses. Two-ply sulpherized wrapping paper with white cellophane exterior. Available in various sizes and quantities.