You don’t have to be an expert chef to perfect fresh cheese with this kit from South Dakota’s Cultures for Health—and with enough supplies for 10 servings of ricotta and 20 servings of mozzarella, you’ll certainly get your fill. The ricotta came out beautifully on our first try, thanks to clear, detailed instructions, which include diagrams and pictures. Kids will get a kick out of stretching and kneading the mozzarella.
TIME IT TOOK US: 1 to 1½ hours for ricotta; 1½ hours for mozzarella
BEST FOR: Babysitting bon vivants
FIND IT AT: culturesforhealth.com; $24.95