Dima Continuous Cooking-Stretching and Moulding Machine Compact 200

The Compact 200 manufactured by Dima is a continuous cooking-stretching and moulding machine for pasta filata types of cheeses. Perfect for small dairies, the Compact 200 automates the cutting, cooking-stretching and moulding processes of cheese and has a production capacity adjustable up to 200 kg/h.

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For continuous curd cutting, cooking-stretching and moulding of any kind of “pasta filata” cheese: mozzarella, fior di latte, pizza-cheese, provolone, scamorza, complete with curd slicer, cooker-stretcher and moulder, with integrated cooking water preparation, heating and circulation group. Products include mozzarella from 1 to 500 g; scamorza and provole; slices, disks or other particular shapes; cylindrical products like pizza cheese, provolone etc. up to 3 kg; continuous cords for the manual production of treccia (tress cheese), nodino (knot cheese), oaxaca and string cheese; and cheese dough sheet. Production capacity is adjustable up to 200 kg/h.

The continuous cooking-stretching and moulding machine mod. Compact 200 is characterized by compact dimensions, easy use, great production flexibility and excellent performance for small and medium-sized dairies.

The machine consists of a curd slicer where the curd blocks are cut into the desired size by rotating knives, mounted on a cutting disk with adjustable speed.

The curd slices, coming from the curd slicer, continuously feed the heating-cooking section. In this section the curd is conveyed forward by an auger with adjustable speed, and subjected to heating and humidification by continuous adding of hot water, prepared in a special vat integrated in the machine. Temperature, water quantity and water level are adjustable. The stretching-kneading of the product is then carried out in the following section by the mechanical action of the stretching arms with variable speed. Also in this section it is possible to adjust the water input and quantity, depending on the product being processed.

The cheese mass then passes through a special discharge outlet and is continuously fed into the moulder, designed for the production of spherical shaped mozzarella or other products with various shapes and/or sizes.

The cooking-stretching and moulding machine is made entirely of AISI 304 stainless steel, the parts in contact with the product are treated with Teflon certified for the food industry. 


  • Perfect for medium-sized dairy automation
  • Production capacity up to 200 kg/h
  • Special discharge outlet for spherical-shaped mozzarella
  • Machine is made entirely of AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Teflon-certified inner layer

Basic Options


  • Moulding drums from 1 to 500 g
  • Moulding drums for scamorza, provole of various sizes
  • Moulding drums for small slices or other particular shapes
  • Manual moulding device for the moulding of cylindrical products
  • Extruding device for continuous cords
  • Extruding device for cheese dough sheet
  • Version Compact 200/E, with electric heating
  • Version Compact 200/S, with heating by overheated water / or indirect steam
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