This hardwood cheese press is for use with hard and semi-hard cheeses. It comes with 2 hoops and can be used for cheeses from 1 to 5 pounds. The hardwood is finished with 100% organic, non-GMO and cold pressed coconut oil, making it perfect for contact with your cheese. Simply turn to tighten as the whey drains. With good care and re-oiling this cheese press will last you years.