from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wooden cylinder in which curds are pressed to drive out the whey.
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She asked me to hand her her cheese-hoop and cloth, which were lying on the table behind me.
I didn't feel quite clear in my mind about staying; but cousin Lydia seemed to expect I would, and showed me a little cheese-hoop, about as big round as a dinner-plate, saying she would press a cheese in it on purpose for me, and I might pick pigweed to "green" it, and tansy to give it a fine taste.
Then take it out; chop the curd very fine; add salt to your taste; and put it again into the cheese-hoop with a cloth about it, and press it again.
Then lay a clean cloth at the bottom of a wooden cheese-hoop or mould, which should have a few small holes bored in the bottom.
a cloth about it; place it in the cheese-hoop or mould, and set it in the screw press for half an hour, pressing it hard.