Cheese Cooker Auger

Cooker Stretchers

Year after year, our industry-leading cookers have provided cheesemakers with the control and reliability needed to produce the finest pasta filata style cheese in the world.

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Johnson-Nelles Cooker Stretcher

Single Auger Cookers

For medium to high production capacities Johnson Industries offers our single-auger line of cooker stretchers. The single-auger cooker stretcher is the refined evolution of a design proven in the field since 1964. This cooker stretcher offers the highest production rates in the world while maintaining gentle stretching with long residence times for improved fat retention and maximum yield. Various models are available covering mid- to high-capacity cheese production.

Design Features Include:

  • Single large auger reduces cutting and compression of the pasta filata body resulting in yield preservation
  • Complete water recovery
  • Low auger RPM gently conveys and stretches pasta filata
  • Gentle heating with minimal differential temperature between water and pasta filata

Optional Features:

  • Split discharge chute simultaneously provides product to two molding machines
  • CIP to reduce manual cleaning time
  • Cyclone curd collection
  • Dual heat exchange systems

Dual-Auger Cooker Stretcher

Dual Auger Cookers

For low to medium production capacities Johnson Industries offers the Supreme™ line of dual auger cooker stretchers. More compact in size, these machines offer thorough, dual-auger blending and ease of use. The Supreme™ line offers proven, rugged designs that will suit your cheese production needs and your budget.

Design Features Include:

  • Curd stretching is accomplished by gentle mixing action of twin counter-rotating augers
  • Unique dimpled stainless steel auger housing for a natural low-friction surface
  • Easy auger removal without tools
  • Solid state RTD Temperature controller on the steam injected water body to provide precise cook water temperature
  • Capacities from 50 lbs. per hour to 12,000 lbs. per hour

Optional Features:

  • Split discharge chute simultaneously provides product to two molding machines
  • CIP to reduce manual cleaning time
  • Cyclone curd collection
  • Plate heat exchange systems