This British kit boasts easy-to-follow directions, complete with photos. Metric measurements require US conversions (we’ve been told that an American version, which will also advise against using ultrapasteurized milk, is on its way later this year). The mozzarella recipe incorporates a microwave to speed up cheesemaking. Rubber gloves are recommended for stretching hot curds—a worthy investment, considering that there’s enough citric acid, salt, vegetarian rennet, and butter muslin here to make 10 batches of cheese.
The Big Cheese Making Kit – Mozzarella & Ricotta Kit
TIME IT TOOK US: 1½ hours for ricotta; 1½ hours for mozzarella
BEST FOR: Confident cooks who seek shortcuts
FIND IT AT: bigcheesemakingkit.com; £22.50