If you're tired of using cheese cloth to drain or strain your curds, yogurt, Ricotta or other, you'll find our custom made Draining & Straining Bags easy to use and clean. A must for every cheesemaker. Strong and durable. These reusable bags are perfect for making cheese at home.
Includes drawstring to cinch bag and hang for draining. These custom made bags made of food grade polypropylene or nylon are multi-use: straining whey for Ricotta, straining Chèvre curd, straining mascarpone, sour cream, Fromage Blanc and cream cheese. A sturdy drawstring allows you to easily hang and allow the cheese curds or whey to drain. Easily cleaned by rinsing with warm/hot water, then sanitize with dairy sanitizer. and can be used over and over again. If you find regular cheese cloth a challenge, these bags are a great alternative. For easier use keep the seam on the outside when draining. Try one of each and decide which is best for your cheese making application.
Medium size/$11.97. Fits over a 6 3/8 in.(16cm) wide(diameter) bucket. Food grade polypropylene with drawstring. This bag fits over our Yogotherm Yogurt Maker Pail, very convenient for straining to make Greek style yogurt. Click here for the wholesale quantity (10 bags) pricing.
Approximate straining capacity:1-1.5 gal.(3.78-5.6l)
Unopened width: 10.5 in. (26.6cm)
Unopened height: 12.0 in. (33cm)
Large size lighter duty/$21.97. Fits over a 5 gallon(18.9 liters) bucket, 14.5 in.(36.8cm) wide(diameter) bucket. Food grade polypropylene with drawstring/boxed bottom. Made for lighter duty draining/straining applications. Click here for the wholesale quantity (10 bags) pricing.
Approximate straining capacity:5-8 gal.(19-30l)
Unopened width: 23 in. (58.4cm)
Unopened height: 19 in. (48.2cm)
Large size heavy duty/$31.97. Fits over a 5 gallon(18.9 liters) bucket, 14.5 in.(36.8cm) wide(diameter) bucket. This bag is constructed of a heavy-duty high grade/strength food grade nylon.Made for heavy duty draining/straining applications.
Approximate straining capacity:10+gal.(37.8l)
Unopened width: 21 in. (53.3cm)
Unopened height: 18 in. (45.7cm)
Click here to see the FDA food grade fabric approval doc for our Large Size Heavy Duty Bag.
Shipping included within the Continental USA. Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, International shipping available.
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Posted by Russ on 5th Oct 2016
Love these bags! I always had trouble lining the hoop w cheese cloth for the first pressing. Often got folds of cloth into the body of the cheese. Now I load curds for draining, dump in bowl and salt, then back in the bag, and do the first pressing or two in the bag in the hoop. I have some funky creases in the cheese, but these go away. When the cheese is relatively firm, its no problem to wrap in cheese cloth for the finishing pressing. Durable, easy to wash. I'm re-ordering because the bags are so handy for a fine strain of my soup stocks, I've ruined them for cheese making!
Quality, but too big for me
Posted by BHealthy on 10th Jul 2016
This is a well-made bag. If the size works for you, you will be happy with it.
I am a home cheese-maker and use standard kitchenware – 1 to 2 gallon stainless bowls and colanders. I was looking for a bag big enough to drain 1 gallon of cheese. The nut milk bags I use for smaller quantities have such a tiny opening they are useless with anything except a tall narrow container like a blender jar. Even the smaller size of this bag is too narrow for a normal size bowl.
So, I have been using a large square of organic cotton to drain my cheese; but, because I don’t wash it in the machine – I wash everything by hand – it took forever to get it clean. Fabric is harder to wash than nylon. Also, because it is hard to clean, I have separate squares for each product – one for cheese, one for stock, one for juicing, etc…
When I found this bag I was ecstatic – it was wide enough to fit around my 2-gallon bowl! However, it’s so deep, it's way too long to then hang it from the cabinet handles, or even over my 12-gallon stock pot (stock pots must be wider and shallower than cheese buckets).
Yes, I knew the dimensions before I ordered it, and it IS better than anything else currently available because of its width, but it’s not perfect for my needs, and I can’t believe I’m the only person making cheese in one gallon batches.
Once I get our sewing machine set up, I will cut it in half and make two bags out of it.
In the meantime, I wish someone would make a set of bags sized to fit over a standard kitchen bowl set and about 12” deep. I’d buy them by the dozen!
This is a 5-star quality bag. I removed one star because I wish it were shorter.
Note from Steve/thecheesemaker.com: Good point about the length. To keep down cost, the bags were made to utilize the size of the material roll. Maybe we can offer another size in between the two sizes we now offer. -Steve Shapson
Posted by melissa on 23rd May 2016
so much easier to use and clean than cheesecloth!
Posted by Unknown on 16th Sep 2015
This straining bag fits over and into a 6 gallon bucket, I can pour the whey in and then pick up the bag to straight whey. Sturdy enough to take the weight it is invaluable when making ricotta.
Posted by Ernest on 20th Aug 2015
On the first use these saved a lot of time over flat sheets of cheesecloth that for once I didn't feel rushed during the process. Sturdy construction and cleans up easily.
My cheese drained more evenly and completely in 30 minutes with this bag than two hours in a colander lined with butter muslin.
This bag will fit over a standard 5 gallon pail, and the drawstring will pull tight holding the contents up off the bottom of the pail.
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