Kōrero: Agricultural and horticultural research

The Cheddarmaster

The Cheddarmaster

In 1972 the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute patented a large machine for mechanising the middle part of cheese making, which had previously involved much manual work. The Cheddarmaster is essentially a conveyor belt that allows semi-automatic drainage of cooked curds and whey, through to salting, mellowing and cutting of the curd into ‘hoops’ or rectangular moulds ready for pressing into 20-kilogram blocks of cheese. Here curds and whey are processed on the Cheddarmaster at the new Kiwi Co-operative dairy factory at Wharero, near Hāwera, in 1974.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6541/B7733
Photograph by J. Waddington

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - Organising agricultural science', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19638/the-cheddarmaster (accessed 21 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ross Galbreath, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008