Leeta Kennedy and Cheryl Campbell stirring the cheese curd

Separating the curds and whey

cheese Gathering the cheese curds after the whey is removed
cheese Leeta Kennedy and Cheryl Campbell adding curds to the cheese hoops before pressing
cheese Cheese hoops are packed with the curds by hand
cheese Cheese hoops are stacked and a weight is placed on top forcing more whey to drain out
cheese After the curds have pressed overnight, the wheel of cheese is removed from the hoops
cheese Cheeses are allowed to finish aging naturally in the cheese cellar
cheese Leeta Kennedy slicing a finished wheel of Bellemoral cheese