This cheese vat serves two purposes. It’s a cheese vat for the serious cheesemaker that wants to turn up to 24 litres of milk into cheese. It is also a warm water jacket (a jacket holds warm water to keep the milk in the cheese vat warm) for either of the 8 litre or 12 litre cheese vats.
The polycarbonate cheese vats make cheeesemaking easy. Making cheese in a pot on the stove is difficult, the cheesemaking functions such as temperature control, stirring, cutting, maintaining curd size, cooking, Cheddaring, milling and even whey removal is much easier and works better in a rectangular cheese vat. The polycarbonate cheese vats and lids are virtually unbreakable, easy to clean and provide great insulation against temperature fluctuations. The lid has a special slot to insert for the stirrer so you can leave it in the vat and a small hole in the lid allows you to place a thermometer so you can constantly see the milk or curds/whey temperature. The ‘handle’ allows you to use one hand to easily lift off and replace the lid, no two handed unclipping required. The see through walls are unique in that they allow you to see your milk or curds and whey.
The vat is 530mm long x 325mm wide x 200mm deep and will take up to 24 litres. When you are finished making cheese just store your 8 or 12 litre vat and all of the cheesemaking instruments in the 24 litre cheese vat with lid on until the next cheesemaking day.