Cheese was first discovered several millennia ago. For a long time, people used an open wood fire, a copper pot and a wooden spoon to make cheese, but over the years cheese-making enthusiasts have been refining their tools, techniques and ingredients to make better and more unique cheeses. It’s still easy to make cheese right in your own kitchen though, with only a handful of key cheese making supplies or the help of our convenient cheese making kits.
To begin making your own cheese, take a look at our recommended list of kitchen tools:
Absolute necessities (with our preferences given in parenthesis):
Extra helpful items:
If you’re new to cheese making, the most convenient way to get started is by investing in a cheese making kit that provides you with the tools and ingredients you’ll need right away.
Get started with our Basic Cheese Making Kit. It contains cheese making supplies to convert roughly 10-15 gallons of milk into chevre, mascarpone, mozzarella, cottage cheese and ricotta cheese.
It includes essentials such as liquid microbial rennet that is conducive to vegetarian and is much preferred to tablet form, which can result in inconsistent cheese; calcium chloride (an essential item if you use store-bought milk); citric acid (preferred over lemon juice or vinegar) and cheese salt. The kit also has a large, reusable soft curd draining cloth, and our helpful “Beginner guide to Cheese Making” recipe booklet, which includes our no-fail mozzarella recipe.
For those who want to go all out, we offer cheese making kits that go beyond the essentials.
The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit contains cheese making supplies from our Basic Cheese Making Kit plus:
The Complete Cheese Making Kit makes it very easy to start making cheese since it contains all the key ingredients mention in from the previous kits plus an extensive collection of kitchen tools including an:
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