Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Making Kits

The Top 5 Beginner's Cheese Kits for 2017

Cheese Kit

Review

Kit Contents

Rating

Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Making Kit

Best Value

This comes from the renowned 'queen of cheesemaking' and it offers amazing value. With 10 rennet tablets you can make a huge 30 batches of cheese with this kit.

  • Butter muslin
  • Cheese salt
  • Citric acid
  • Rennet tablets
  • Thermometer
  • Makes 30 batches
Roaring Brook Dairy Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit

Roaring Brook's mozzarella kit is the meanest of all the kits reviewed - and is the cheesy Scrooge to Ricki's Santa. Yes, you get a pair of gloves (making mozzarella gets hot on the hands) but only four batches of cheese... put your money elsewhere people!

  • Butter muslin
  • Cheese salt
  • Citric acid
  • Gloves
  • Rennet tablets
  • Thermometer
  • Makes 4(!) batches
Roaring Brook Dairy Chevre Cheesemaking Kit

The Roaring Brook team find firmer footing here with a standard 8-batch offering and the addition of a mould for making the goats cheese. Much better value for money that their mozz kit above, and will make a lot of lovely Chevre - but slapped down by Ricki again... see below.

  • Butter muslin
  • Cheese salt
  • Citric acid
  • Cheese mould
  • Herb sachet
  • Rennet tablets
  • Makes 8 batches
Ricki's Goat Cheese Kit

This kit blows all the others out of the water. It comes with four moulds and two different types of culture, which means higher quality cheese. It also means you can make three types of goats cheese (take note UK's Big Cheese Making Company). It's not clear how many batches it makes, but it's at least 8. Wonderful product.

  • Butter muslin
  • ​2 cheese cultures
  • Citric acid
  • 4 cheese moulds
  • Liquid rennet
  • Makes 8 batches
Mad Millie Italian Cheese Kit

Best Quality

This one is a bit of an unsung hero. It's poor selling page on Amazon hides the fact that it's a really generous pack. Containing quality extras like calcium chloride, steriliser and a measuring pipette. Well done to you Mad Millie - this is without doubt the highest quality mozzarella kit!

  • Butter muslin
  • ​Calcium chloride
  • Citric acid
  • Cheese mould
  • Draining container
  • Pipette
  • Rennet tablets
  • Steriliser
  • Thermometer
  • Makes 10 batches