Stainless steel cheese rack
Claie or claix
Attention ! Do not confuse in french “claie de fromagerie” (cheese rack) with the town of Claix, near Grenoble. Claie and Claix pronounced the same We are talking here about cheese racks, in stainless steel or stainless steel cheese racks.
Some technical details for apprentice cheesemakers
The stainless steel racks have a standard dimension which is 510 x 630 mm. Their height may vary depending on the cheeses produced.
- In fact, 25 wire stainless steel racks are used for soft cheeses.
- But for cheeses with lactic paste we prefer stainless steel racks of 31 threads
- Although 51 wire racks are more suitable for lactic cheeses, but softer.
You can also opt for reinforced racks for pressed cheeses (heavier cheeses).
Not forgetting the stainless steel log racks, for log-shaped cheeses.
Why a stainless steel rack?
The supreme advantage of a stainless steel rack is that stainless steel is a neutral material, an inert material. It therefore prevents the migration of toxic substances into the cheeses. It does not change the taste or appearance. Must of the must in terms of cheese, it does not change the smell either. In addition, the stainless steel racks are 100% recyclable. It must be said that these racks are not covered with any toxic material.
Stainless steel is made of iron, chrome with or without nickel. It all depends on the quality of the stainless steel.
We will also appreciate the solidity of the stainless steel racks which offer great resistance to shocks. Stainless steel racks are also resistant to corrosion and heat. Stainless steel racks are therefore practical for washing and sterilization.
What use for our stainless steel cheese racks
Cheese rack is the generic term for stainless steel cheese rack. Two expressions to designate the same thing, we are not going to make a cheese of it
Cheese molding is the step by which the curd is separated from the whey. As a result, the molding produces the famous whey. The stainless steel racks can also be used for molding. We then speak of molding trays.
Cheeses that require immersion in a brine bath are positioned on stainless steel cheese racks. We then speak of brining trays.
The cheeses that require salting by hand are positioned on stainless steel cheese racks, renamed, for the occasion, as salting racks.
Once produced, cheeses must be matured. The stainless steel cheese racks are then used as storage racks.
The cheeses are placed on the stainless steel cheese racks to allow the cheese to mature. We then speak of refining trays.
In cheese or dairy
Our racks are mainly used in cheese making, but we also find our stainless steel cheese racks in dairies… which produce cheese.