No. Fromaggio can prepare many type of fresh cheese such as feta or mozzarella, which are enjoyed without aging. It can also make hard and soft cheese which can then be removed from the machine and aged. It’s pressing and draining functions can prepare the cheese well for aging.
The current prototype holds 1/2 gallon which gets you around 1/2 pound of hard cheese and 1 pound of soft cheese per cycle. The yield depends on the type of cheese and milk (for example, you can almost double your yield with goat milk). We are looking into increasing the capacity of machine, but only if it does not increase the size significantly. Our aim is to keep the machine small enough that it can fit on a kitchen counter. That quantity is what you get in the average supermarket visit, and you can run as many cycles as you want or need.
The copper version has copper plating on the exterior only, not the interior. Copper is both beautiful, and serves a functional purpose by facilitating heat conduction and distribution- an important factor in cheesemaking. However, even though the amounts would be very small, we did not put copper on the interior in order to avoid it leaching.
Your Fromaggio will work in the shipping location where you ordered it. We will have several plug and voltage versions, so the plug and voltage will work in your shipping address location. If you move to a location that has different voltage or plugs, you can purchase a relatively inexpensive convertor or adaptor for that location.
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