Tag Archives: Cheese Vats

Mozzarella di Bufala

Mozzarella di Bufala or buffalo mozzarella is delicious cheese made from the milk of water buffalos. The Italian city of Aversa is where buffalo mozzarella originated. Although buffalo mozzarella is made elsewhere, Italy is home to a $430 million a year buffalo mozzarella industry, with 16 percent of the cheese sold abroad.

To make buffalo mozzarella, cheese curds must be created by adding rennet to the water buffalo milk. Once the curds are firm they are cut into large pieces and are stirred over heat so the curds separate from the whey. When the whey is separated, the mozzarella cheese is put into a cheese hoop where the curds firm into a ball. At this point the curds achieve a pH level of 5.2 or 5.5 and can be kneaded into the consistency we consider mozzarella cheese.

A Lesson of Playing by the Rules

I had to learn the hard way that it’s not always best to play hide-and-go-seek outside. On my 8th birthday, my parents threw me a fabulous party at our house. There were colorful streamers and balloons everywhere and an ice cream cake. We had a piñata and a bouncy castle; all of the things that a child could wish for on their birthday celebration. However, the day took a turn for the worse when we started up a game of hide-and-seek in the backyard.

I remember my friend Michelle counting to 30 as we all dashed to find the very best hiding place. We weren’t allowed to leave the backyard, but I was determined to not be found first. So I bent the rules just a little bit and wandered into the neighbor’s yard to seek out my place of hiding. Before I knew it I was trapped in some kind of stainless steel enclosure. And the worst part was nobody came outside of the boundaries to look for me until about an hour later.

Cheese Vats

Currently, Koss Industrial, Inc. has three Stoelting Cheese Vats with Controls and one without controls.  The vats are constructed of stainless steel and are built to the holding capacity of 40,000 lbs (4650 Gallons).  Check out www.StainlessSteelThings.com for more informations including specifications, prices, and pictures!

Cheese Making Equipment

Cheese Making EquipmentKoss Industrial, Inc. offers a large array of stainless steel cheese making equipment, both new and reconditioned.  For example, Koss’ manufactures process cheese cookers, cheese grinders,  HTST systems, curd pails, CIP systems,   sanitary conveyors, clean catwalks, sanitary floor drains, and much more.

Stoelting Cheese Vats

Stoelting Automated Cheese VatsKoss Industrial, Inc. has a wide variety of reconditioned dairy equipment including valves, rotary drum strainers, cookers, cheese vats, and much more.

Currently, Koss Industrial, Inc. has three Stoelting Cheese Vats with Controls and one without controls.  The vats are constructed of stainless steel and are built to the holding capacity of 40,000 lbs (4650 Gallons).  Check out www.StainlessSteelThings.com for more informations including specifications, prices, and pictures!

Hot Water Sets

Hot Water SetKoss Industrial, Inc. builds their own hot water sets to custom specifications to meet any applications requirements.  Koss Industrial, Inc. follows all USDA and WDA requirements for their valves.  Koss Industrial, Inc.  can also add a variety of options, such as stainless steel motors, various control systems, etc.,  to these units so the hot water sets are  sure to meet the customer’s needs.

Hot water sets are key components in the HTST Pasteurization Units.  Besides this role, they can be used to heat  multiple number process tanks that manufacture products to precise specifications (i.e. hot water heated cheese vats).