Cheese Making Draining Tray & removable insert

The easy way to drain your curds when in the mould!

About This Product

A 'must have'- this Cheese Making Draining Tray makes managing draining your curds inside of a mould so easy-  just allow the tray to 

drain directly into a sink or into a collection vessel!  Use by itself, and it also fits our HARDWOOD DUTCH CHEESE PRESS!

Accomodates Cheese Moulds up to 8 1/2" in diameter, or you can drain two smaller moulds at the same time.

9 7/8" wide x 13 1/8" long (exterior)


INCLUDES Grooved Food Grade Insert: Place into tray for draining and/or pressing moulds/hoops that are bottomless. 

The insert allows curds to drain but not slip out the bottom of the mould.


We have developed a Custom Made Draining Tray for home and small artisan cheese makers.  It is pitched and constructed so whey can expel neatly off one side.

This tray fits onto the base of our Dutch Style Cheese Presses. 

Or it can be used with many other presses and with many cheese moulds or hoops.

Made of heavy duty food grade FDA approved plastic, this tray will really make it easy to drain whey without the usual mess and cleanup. It has many useful applications for home and artisan cheese makers.

Tray washing instructions:  hand wash in warm water. Do not wash in dishwasher. 
Insert Washing instructions: recommended hand wash, though ok to wash in dishwasher.


Inner Dimensions:  width: 8 5/8 in.(21.9cm.),  length:  9 1/2 in.(24.1cm.), Inside length to runoff:  12 1/2 in.(31.1cm.).
Outer Dimensions  width:  9 7/8 in.(25cm),  length: 13 1/8 in.(33.3cm).

Food grade polypro insert: included with Draining Tray, the

Insert has fine grooves to allow drainage while still keeping curds neatly inside your hoop / bottomless mould.

Whey Drainage Tray Insert


Shipping included within the USA.   International shipping available.

What Our Customers Say

  • 5
    Draining tray

    Posted by I Hancock on 11th May 2022


  • 5
    draining tray

    Posted by Victoria Jasinsky on 24th Jun 2021

    I absolutely love this draining tray! Before I had to stack pie dishes under my mold so it wasn't sitting in whey, this drains right into my sink.

  • 5
    Draining Tray

    Posted by Ann on 23rd Jun 2019

    First, service and professionalism was stellar! The tray really helped me with my two new cheese making adventures. It is the perfect size, quality made and works like a dream. Instead of whey pooling and trying to keep things level as the cheese is in the press, I can drain the cheese with ease and not worry about the process. Highly recommend this.

  • 5

    Posted by Tim on 13th Apr 2018

    This is the perfect accessory for a cheese press, to move the whey out and away from the press. Well made, easy to use. I love it!

  • 5
    just what i needed

    Posted by Barb Bond on 10th Dec 2017

    I make 4 rounds of camembert every other week and struggled with ways to drain the molds at the very soft-curd stage. I got two draining trays with optional inserts. Each holds two 5" molds perfectly, and they fit side-by-side on the edge of my sink. I couldn't be happier with this setup!

  • 5

    Posted by H on 13th Dec 2016

    The only drain tray you will ever need!

  • 5
    First time cheese maker

    Posted by James l azure on 11th Jul 2016

    Bought this tray with small mold per recommendation of our milk supplier and experienced cheese maker. worked great and liked that if fit right in sink. Farmer's cheese came out wonderful. Going to try other cheeses next. Note fast shipping time.

  • 5
    An absolute MUST for the Home Cheesemaker!

    Posted by LaVelle Prince on 25th Sep 2015

    This Custom Draining Tray & Insert took all of the mess & fuss out of pressing the curds over the several changeovers needed. Love it!

  • 4
    Draining Tray

    Posted by Eura Washburn on 9th Jun 2015

    Unfortunately, I should have asked what the dimensions were for the tray. I thought it would fit a hand-made maple press I bought from New England Cheese a few years ago. It is too large for my press, but, I am hoping I can put it to some other use. Response: we custom made these trays and tray inserts to fit our Dutch Style Cheese Press, yet they can be used to drain most hoops and moulds without the press. FYI; the size of the tray and insert is noted at the product listing, especially important if one is using them for their own press or other use. -Steve Shapson

  • 5
    Draining Tray

    Posted by Jim on 16th Apr 2015

    This draining tray is both easy to use and easy to keep clean. It's large enough to be good for all of the cheese molds that I use with plenty of room to spare (I make 2# cheeses). Definitely worth the money!

  • 5
    Custom Draining Tray

    Posted by Sue Wilde on 14th Jan 2015

    The custom draining tray is easier to sterilise than the kitchen sink, which is what I was previously using. There is less mess to clean up and it ensures you can capture your whey to use elsewhere should you wish to do so.