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  • Short Summary

    Educational film tracing the production of cheese - various processes illustrated.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films presentation.

    A milk churn is wheeled along. Two women lift the churn and pour the milk into a large trough. Temperature of the milk is tested then a valve turned which produces steam. A graphic illustration shows how the milk is heated. Woman takes thermometer out of the milk and looks at the temperature. The milk is made acid with a "starter" which is poured through a sieve. An acidity test is performed. Woman sucks some milk up into a pipette then adds another liquid. C/U of her concentrated face as she tests the milk. Rennet is added. Liquid is poured into a large glass tube which stands beside what looks like a jar of cider (?). This is added to the milk and the milk is stirred.

    An animated clock shows how many minutes for a "soft junket", and how many for "firm enough to cut". Woman passes a cutter through the liquid. Another tool like a double sided rake is used to break up the junket. Graphic animation of a thermometer. Woman tests temperature. Wooden boards are placed over the trough then taken off again. The liquid is extracted by a tap leaving the firm cheese at the bottom. This is cut into slices. A heated piece of metal is held against a piece of cheese which is then pulled away - presumably to test consistency. The cheese weighed, then placed into a machine which breaks it down into small pieces. A flour like substance is sprinkled over and mixed in. The women press the cheese down into a small barrel. A lid is placed on then a press is applied. The round cheese inside muslin is washed. The cheese is unwrapped then covered again and replaced in the press. The press is applied again and the process is repeated until the cheese is ready. Muslin is sewn around the outside of the cheese and it is placed on a shelf with many other cheeses. Graphic diagram to show that 60 gallons of milk makes 60 pounds of cheese.

    Note: 2 prints exist.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:02:00 / 01:58:09:00

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