Cheddar

As margins in cheddar are slim, efficient and reliable production equipment is the key to profitable production – factory capacity needs to be fully exploited, which means long production hours and high reliability. Our production lines give you all the reliability and efficiency you need, while our sophisticated technology and application knowledge also deliver a product of uniform quality, with consistent weight and moisture levels across your whole output.

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Cheddar – all you need to know

One of the world's best-selling cheese types, cheddar is a firm, cow's milk that ranges in flavour from mild to sharp, and in colour from natural white to bright orange. Originating in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England, the category now includes a broad range of cheeses with similar attributes. These are known as 'cheddar varieties'. In cheddar production, the cheese curd is formed when the milk coagulates with the rennet. It is then cut and cheddared, milled, salted, and mellowed. The salted and milled curd grains are formed into standard sized blocks of 40 or 640 pounds, or filled into 500 lb drums. Mild cheddar takes 2-3 weeks to ripen and extra mature cheddar can take over a year.

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Cutting-edge cheddar blockforming solutions

A Tetra Pak® Blockformer system 6 is not just a machine. It’s a prefabricated and validated blockforming solution, enabling cost-efficient production of consistently high-quality cheddar. And it is always configured to your plant and capacity requirements – it’s your needs and wishes that dictate the solution.

Processing lines for cheddar cheese

Best-practice line for Cheddar cheese

The best-practice line for Cheddar adds guaranteed value to the customer’s business by combining proven equipment, state-of-the-art technology and our renowned expertise. The solution is tailored to and optimised for every customer’s unique processes and environment.
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Best-practice line for Cheddar cheese for North America

The best-practice line for Cheddar adds guaranteed value to the customer’s business by combining proven equipment, state-of-the-art technology and our renowned expertise. The solution is tailored to and optimised for every customer’s unique processes and environment.
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Processing equipment for cheddar cheese

Tetra Pak Cheese Vat Yieldmaster 2

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat Yieldmaster 2

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat Yieldmaster 2

An innovative new cheese vat that combines historically desired features and attributes into a vat that can deliver superior cheese quality.

Tetra Pak Cheddaring machine 5

Tetra Pak® Cheddaring machine 5 - 4300 series

Tetra Pak® Cheddaring machine 5 - 4300 series

The Tetra Pak® Cheddaring 5 machine is designed for continuous production of fused and stirred Cheddar and pasta filata cheese types.

Tetra Pak Curd Distribution Tank

Tetra Pak® Curd Distribution Tank

Tetra Pak® Curd Distribution Tank

Tetra Pak® Curd Distribution Tank (CDT) is used to mix and distribute an even amount of curd to each of your downstream equipment for cheese production

Tetra Pak Blockformer system 6

Tetra Pak® Blockformer system 6 for cheddar

Tetra Pak® Blockformer system 6 for cheddar

Tetra Pak® Blockformer system 6 is a customized, prefabricated and validated blockforming solution for cheddar cheese

Tetra Pak Automatic bag former

Tetra Pak® Automatic Bag Former

Tetra Pak® Automatic Bag Former

Tetra Pak® Automatic Bag Former offers unique benefits to the cheese industry. It combines the reliability and labour-saving functions of automatic bag-loading

Tetra Pak Draining Matting Conveyor 2

Tetra Pak® Draining Matting machine 2

Tetra Pak® Draining Matting machine 2

Tetra Pak® Draining Matting machine 2 is custom designed to meet the specific requirements of your individual plant.

Tetra Pak Salting Mellowing Conveyor 2

Tetra Pak® Salting Mellowing Conveyor 2

Tetra Pak® Salting Mellowing Conveyor 2

Tetra Pak Salting Mellowing Conveyor 2 together with the Tetra Pak Salt-Dispenser 2 provides an effective method attaining the required salt content in the curd

Tetra Pak Dry-salter

Tetra Pak® Dry-salter

Tetra Pak® Dry-salter

Tetra Pak® Dry-salter meters a precise percentage of salt to a flow of mozzarella exiting the cooker stretcher. The cheese production is measured by weight.

Tetra Pak Cheese Vat OST CH6

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OST CH6

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OST CH6

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OST CH6 is a horizontal vat for the production of curd especially for Cheddar, Pasta Filata and similar types of cheese.

Tetra Pak Salt-Dispenser 2

Tetra Pak® Salt-Dispenser 2

Tetra Pak® Salt-Dispenser 2

Tetra Pak Salt-Dispenser 2 paired with the Tetra Pak Salting Mellowing Conveyor 2 ensures consistent salt concentrations to cheddar and other dry-salted cheeses

Cheese insights

Different types of cheese

Different types of cheese

Different types of cheese

Cheese varieties can be classified in many different ways based on the water content, colour, fat content, presence of moulds, region or country of origin.

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Cheesemaking glossary

Cheesemaking glossary

Glossary for the complete cheesemaking process; curd making, aging, cheese starter culture, cooking, homogenization, salting, ripening and more.

Cheeses

Cheese technology guide

Cheese technology guide

The Cheese technology guide is an easy to use resource for industrial cheesemaking. It provides a helpful overview of the bacis productions processes.

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Create more value from whey

Create more value from whey

Today’s advanced technology and manufacturing methods, the cheese industry’s focus on whey has increased over recent years.

Cheese categories

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Semi-hard and hard cheese

Semi-hard and hard cheese

Our sophisticated technologies and cheese production knowledge can help you achieve a product of uniform quality, with consistent weight and moisture levels.

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Pasta Filata cheese

Pasta Filata cheese

Pasta filata cheese becomes elastic when heated and forms long strings when pulled, key characteristics associated with pizza cheese.

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Spreadable cheese

Spreadable cheese

With our processing solutions for spreadable cheese food manufacturers have the ability to produce a product that is healthy, tasty and convenient.

Fresh cheese Varieties

Fresh cheese

Fresh cheese

Processing applications for​ other cheese varieties; cottage cheese, fresh cheese, ultra filtration and liquid filled cheeses, cream cheese and quark.

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