I have been doing some research the last few days and just decided to check here.
Its a lot like brewing, its fermenting cheese with a bunch of bacteria we don't want in our beer. They even have two different bacteria cultures that like to operate at different temps, like ales and lager. I think I will try and build a cheese press before I jump into it.
kace, I was just looking at a method for making feta cheese on Wikihow..
he guy built a cheese press about as simply as you could.
Take one regulation tin of food - make sure its about 4-6inches in diameter, open one end, take out the food, open the other end. Save one of the end pieces. Wash it.
Place tin on bamboo mat, pack with curds, put in the end piece. Smaller diameter tin on top, board on top of that, weights on top of board - done
Simple, cheap and just chuck it in the re-cycle bin when you re done with it.