Making your own fresh cheese is a perfect introduction to a hands-on lifestyle. Many people are surprised to learn how simple it is to make your own ricotta, goat and mozzarella cheeses at home, with no special equipment required. Our basic cheese making kits will help you get started, so all you need is milk from your local store, about an hour of free time and a little inspiration.
Fresh cheeses are delicious spread on simple crostini, added to stuffings for vegetables or poultry or served with fresh fruit for a simple dessert (find more creative recipes using fresh cheese here). Make them your own by experimenting with different kinds of milk or incorporating chopped nuts or chutneys. Projects like these are a great way to get the whole family involved in the kitchen — particularly making ricotta, which comes together easily: