I did a bit of online shopping today, and I chanced upon Ricki’s Basic Cheese Making Kit. I’m a sucker for DIY kits ever since I was a kid. From jewelry making, to pottery, to wood burning kits, I’ve tried them all. And especially with the revolution for sustainable edibles, what better way to personalize a meal with cheese that you make yourself?
The Basic Cheesemaking kit has everything you need to make 8 different kinds of cheese, namely Farmhouse Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack, Feta, Cottage Cheese, Colby, Parmesan and Ricotta. All you need to add is the milk which is the base of the cheeses you will make.
The Deluxe Basic Cheese Making Set (pictured above) has everything you need to make hard cheeses plus red wax so you can seal your cheese to make them last longer. I have visions of making my own queso de bola now…
The Gourmet Home Dairy Kit is the one to buy if you want to create some soft cheeses like Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Yogurt, Fromage Blanc, Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone, Lemon Cheese, Herb Cheeses, Buttermilk, Kefir, Panir, Queso Blanco.

I think this is a great way to integrate personalization in the kitchen and with gifts. I can’t wait to get my kits and start making ToT’s specialty cheese! Next think you know, I’m creating a cheese empire here in Manila

Want to make your own cheese? Buy it at the links above

(all images from New England Cheesemaking Supply Company’s website)


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