Beginner Cheese Making Kit
Product DescriptionKit contains: Liquid Microbial Rennet (Vegetarian) - Not a tablet you must dissolve and divide that leads to inconsistent cheese making!! Calcium Chloride - a must when store-bought milk is being used. Cheese Salt, Citric Acid, Drain Cloth and disposable gloves. Enough ingredients to turn 25 GALLONS of raw or pasteurized milk into wonderful cheese (most recipes call for 1 - 3 gallons at a time)! As with all my recipe booklets, this booklet includes Paula Butler's famous no fail step by step Mozzarella recipe. What will I need at home? A stainless steel, glass or enamel pot, a spoon, thermometer, whole milk (not ultra-pasteurized) and depending on the cheese you want to make, heavy cream and cultured buttermilk. Happy Cheese Making! Please note: A few items need refrigeration for long term storage past 2-3 weeks. Need a VISUAL, add our 2 hour, fully instructional DVD, here on Amazon, ASIN B00HLPNV3A.
- Our Basic (Well, Not-So-Basic) kit contains all the ingredients (except the dairy products) you need to make the following Fresh Delicious Cheeses: Mozzarella, Chevre, Goat Cheese, Queso Blanco, Queso Fresco, Mascarpone and Ricotta.
- Enough Ingredients to turn 20 Gallons of Milk into Wonderful, Delicious, Preservative Free, Non-GMO Cheese in as little as 20 minutes!!!
- Includes detailed recipes & easy to follow instructions and a Soft Curd Drain Bag
- Use Cow, Goat, Sheep Farm fresh or Store bought Milk! If Making Chevre or Goat cheese, you will need Store-bought buttermilk as your culture.
- Proudly made in the USA - Recycled Packaging - Non -GMO - Gluten Free
Top ReviewsGreat beginner kit!
by nancy p. waller (5 out of 5 stars)
May 13, 2017
Just received this and already made a batch of fresh mozzarella, then a batch of ricotta from the whey, and I will be using the leftover whey to make bread today. Great beginner set and the instructions are very helpful. The packaging is lovely and would make a great gift. For more advanced cheesemaking you may need other ingredients such as coloring and culture but this is a great beginning kit and I will probably order other ingredients from the seller.
I think it's a good value because to order all the components separately you might spend a lot more, and then if you gave up you would have a lot of wasted product. With this kit, you can try it out before you invest in a lot of stuff
Heat First Then Added citric acid
by Senior Person (5 out of 5 stars)
February 16, 2018
This is a good purchase as a prime member. Make ricotta cheese. It takes about a good portion of the evening to make. To speed it up I keep the stainless steel lid held with one hand to keep the heat in & stir with the other hand with a long cheese curd knife (that's not the proper name. Stiring time takes about 1.20 mins to reach 180 degree. I add the citric acid at this point although it's recommended to do as the first step because it works better for me. With ultra pasteurized milk I always add 2tsp of Citric acid because I can't get it to curd. Do all of this While sitting on a tall stool because it does take time to make any cheese. Have a very large Wolfgang puck stainless pot to catch the whey when completed. Took me a little over 2h. from start to finish ( clean up time)
by Cheryl Buckley (5 out of 5 stars)
May 13, 2017
Everything needed (almost) to make great cheese! The goat cheese recipe is easy and came out delicious! I added some Herb de Provence to one batch and got lots of kudos. The mozzarella was a fail for me (it never was stretchy) but I am fairly certain that was my fault. The flavor was good and I still used it on a pizza! I also made the mascarpone. I added a little lavender honey at the end and it was a hit! I would recommend this kit for any rookie cheese maker like myself. Have fun!
Unique gift idea!
by grannieV (5 out of 5 stars)
January 1, 2019
This was purchased as a gift for my "foodie" brother. He was so pleased to get it and made fresh mozzerella the day after Christmas. The kit will make several different cheeses in separate batches. Yes, you could probably buy 20 lbs of cheese cheaper than this kit - but where's the fun in that?
Awesome! Mozzarella came out perfect!
by Jake (5 out of 5 stars)
November 4, 2018
Bought this as a birthday gift for my girlfriend. The mozzarella was very easy to make and came out tasting great! The kit has more than enough ingredients to make it multiple times, all you need to buy is the milk!
I Loved It
by BobbyFishmonger (5 out of 5 stars)
April 16, 2019
I bought this kit to make cheese, but the very first recipe was for butter; and I was blown away by how easy it is to make, and how delicious homemade butter is. I also made some cottage cheese, and instead of being watery like the cottage cheese from the grocery store, it came out light and fluffy like the Aluette cheese spread, so I added some chopped chives and served it with pita chips, and my friends loved it. I'm super excited to try some more recipes, and make some more complicated cheeses.
My young sister helped make our first batch of mozzarella and it turned out even better than we expe
by Erin Trouba (5 out of 5 stars)
November 9, 2016
The kit was simple and well labeled. My young sister helped make our first batch of mozzarella and it turned out even better than we expected! I'm so glad we could try this together and I could teach her about making food at home. I found the plastic gloves unnecessary, but I'm sure some people would appreciate having them. Make sure you properly store all of the ingredients and you will be able to make several batches of great home-made cheese.
Great starter kit for a beginner
by Sylvia (4 out of 5 stars)
August 17, 2019
I've never made cheese before so this is a good starter kit if you are on the fence about cheese making. This does not come with Lipase powder so you will have to buy that separately. This kit also includes a pair of thin latex gloves, one time use. I made mozzarella cheese included in the paper cookbook. It was an epic fail. I ended up finding a great YouTube video and it worked like a charm. I wouldn't use the cookbook that comes in the kit. Other than that it was a good buy.
Need some things before you start
by GR (3 out of 5 stars)
September 30, 2019
You will need some things before tackling cheese making with this kit. Her recipes are based on previous recipes in the pamphlet so you will have trouble just picking a cheese you wish to make and just doing it. You will have to go to a previous recipe, make that, and then proceed to make the cheese you wish. Review the recipe first so you'll have the instructions clearly in mind before starting.
We loved the recipes that were included and that there were ...
by Mo McKenzie (5 out of 5 stars)
January 27, 2016
Bought this as a gift for my dad for Christmas. He is very excited. We loved the recipes that were included and that there were so many options available for what to make.
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