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The Big Cheese Making Kit

The Big Cheese Making Kit Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Making Kit

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

Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.