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1. (WO2010123348) CHEESE MAKING APPARATUS WITH VERTICAL DRAINING COLUMN

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/123348    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2010/050204
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 21 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A01J 25/11
Applicants: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
SPIJKERMAN, Harrie
Inventors: SPIJKERMAN, Harrie
Title: CHEESE MAKING APPARATUS WITH VERTICAL DRAINING COLUMN
Abstract:
An apparatus for making cheese, comprising at least one vertical tubular draining column (2), for receiving cheese curd, which in operation forms a curd column in the draining column, and which draining column is placed on a sump (3) with a dosing device therein and has at least one perforated section (5), which, together with a jacket (6) surrounding the respective section (a, b, c) for operatively collecting whey egressing from the curd column, forms a draining section, wherein each draining section is provided with at least one whey discharge pipe (8, 9, 10), and wherein at least one whey discharge pipe of a draining section is connected with the sump for operatively supplying fresh whey to the sump, which fresh whey is used as flushing liquid for the sump.