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Cheese production: Manufacturing and equipment

Engineering services for cheese plants

Cheese is made out of all types of milk: cow milk, goat milk, sheep milk. Please see how to process milk.

Also cheese can be made out of pasteurized milk or raw milk, depending on each individual country´s regulations as some countries forbid the commercialisation of non pasteurized cheese.

To produce cheese, milk is mixed with rennet or acid to form curds using a curd making machine.

Curds follow different types of processes depending on the type of cheese to be made, but generally they need to be drained, pressed, formed and stored, using different types of equipment such as cheese formers, cheese drainers and cheese block forming machines.

Other specific equipment is required to make cheddar cheese, powder cheese, liquid cheese, semi fresh cheese, semi-hard cheese, etc.

Once the curds have been transformed into cheese, the product follows the process to the packaging lines. Cheese can be packaged in carton, film, thermoformed terrines, etc.

Whey is a derivative product resulting from the process of cheese making. For a long time whey was not used for human consumption, but in recent years this substance has been used for food additives.

MachinePoint supplies cheese processing lines for: hard cheese, semi-hard cheese, cheddar, non pasteurized cheese, soft cheese, powder cheese, cottage cheese, pasta cheese, etc.

Cheese Production Equipment: Buying and selling second-hand machinery

At MachinePoint, we specialize in buying and selling used machinery for cheese production. We offer a wide selection of high-quality equipment, including machines for curd production, pressing, block forming, pasteurization, homogenization, and more.

Our team of experts carefully verifies each machine to ensure its good condition and functionality. Additionally, we provide transportation and assembly services to facilitate the integration of the machinery into your production plant.

Whether you’re looking to expand your production capacity or upgrade your current equipment, you’ll find a solution tailored to your needs at MachinePoint.

Contact us today to learn more about our range of cheese production equipment!

The equipment necessary for a cheese plant

  • Curd production machines: These machines are used to coagulate the milk and separate it into curds and whey, typically through processes like enzymatic coagulation or acidification.
  • Draining machines: Draining machines are employed to remove excess whey from the curds, aiding in the formation and consolidation of the curd mass.
  • Forming and Pressing machines: These machines shape the drained curds into specific forms or molds and apply pressure to expel additional whey, resulting in a more compact cheese.
  • Brining machines: Enhance flavor and preserve cheese by immersing it in saltwater.
  • Cheddaring machines: Specialized equipment for cheddar cheese production, aiding in curd manipulation for texture and flavor.
  • Blockforming machines: These machines are utilized to shape the cheese curds into large blocks, which can then be further processed or cut into smaller portions.
  • CIP (Cleaning In Place) and SIP (Sterilization In Place): These are systems designed for automated cleaning and sterilization of processing equipment and pipelines, ensuring sanitary conditions and product safety.
  • Whey machines: Whey machines process the whey, the liquid remaining after cheese production, into various products such as whey protein concentrates, whey powder, or lactose.
  • Milk reception Units: Milk reception units are facilities for receiving and testing incoming milk before it undergoes further processing.
  • Pasteurizers: Pasteurizers heat the milk to a specific temperature for a set period to destroy harmful bacteria and pathogens while preserving the flavor and nutritional quality of the milk.
  • Milk Standardization machines: These machines adjust the fat and solids content of the milk to meet specific product standards or requirements.
  • Homogenizers: Homogenizers break down the fat globules in the milk to ensure uniform distribution throughout the product, preventing cream separation and creating a smoother texture.
  • Packaging line: Includes conveyors, fillers, sealers, and labeling machines for retail-ready cheese packaging.

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We will guide you through the entire process of buying and selling used machinery in a changing and complex international environment. Our sales, logistics, legal and marketing teams will accompany you throughout the process to make the operation easy and risk-free.

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Engineering services for cheese plants

Cheese production: Manufacturing and equipment

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