A curd whey mixture (1: 4.5) is filled from a buffer tank into a vertical column. There, the curd particles fuse together and the whey is drained off. The curd’s density increases as it goes down eventually forming one large single block or multiple blocks of curd at the bottom of the column. Curd blocks are then sliced off as they exit the column, carried to a mould, and finally to a pressing system. Meanwhile, the whey is collected and discharged for further processing.
Tetra Pak provides a fully automatic and continuous system for whey drainage, pre-pressing, accurate cheese block formation and mould filling in one sequence. Our equipment is unbeatable in terms of running times, capacity, control of whey drainage, and weight and moisture accuracy of the final product.