It depends on the type of cheese! A mozzarella, for example, can be done in as quickly as 30 minutes. Other cheese, especially harder cheese, can require up to 48 hours for pressing and draining. After, fresh cheese like mozzarella, feta, chevre, ricotta etc. are best when eaten as soon as possible. Other types of cheese are aged.
FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
No. Fromaggio can prepare many type of fresh cheese which are enjoyed without aging. It can also make hard and soft cheese, which can then be removed from the machine and aged. Its pressing and draining functions can prepare the cheese well for aging. Most home cheesemakers use a wine fridge for aging, but we are also working with a partner who is developing a home cheese ager.
The copper version has copper plating on the exterior only, not the interior. Copper is both beautiful, and serves a functional purpose by facilitating heat conduction and distribution- an important factor in cheesemaking. However, even though the amounts would be very small, we did not put copper on the interior in order to avoid it leaching.
Your Fromaggio will work in the shipping location where you ordered it. We will have several plug and voltage versions, so the plug and voltage will work in your shipping address location. If you move to a location that has different voltage or plugs, you can purchase a relatively inexpensive convertor or adaptor for that location.