Want to learn how to make cheese at home but don’t know where to start? Snag one of our home cheesemaking kits—featuring free recipes for favorites like fresh mozzarella and burrata—to make the process easy, fun, and delicious, no matter your skill level.
But don’t take our word for it! We spoke with two satisfied Cheese Grotto customers about their experiences with the Farmsteady Italian Fresh Cheesemaking Kit. Read their reviews and decide for yourself!
1. It’s a great home cheesemaking kit for beginners.
Never made cheese before? No problem! This cheesemaking kit makes it quick, simple, and easy to get your hands curdy for the first time.
“If you are curious about making your own cheese, this is the perfect way to start,” said happy customer Janelle, who tried cheesemaking for the first time during the pandemic.
As long as you’ve got a pot, a spoon, and a stove, this cheesemaking kit will take you from newbie to DIY cheesemaker in no time. And if you want a little extra help, you can always sign up for one of our virtual cheesemaking classes to get live, step-by-step instructions.
“Making cheese at home is worth the effort, easier, and more fun than you think,” said Mary, another customer who tried home cheesemaking as a quarantine hobby. “The process was a fun combination of science and cooking, and watching it all come together was exciting.”
2. The kit includes everything you need to make 8 batches of cheese at home.
Mary shows off her Farmsteady cheesemaking kit. Photo by @mariefromage
While some of the ingredients for cheesemaking, like milk and salt, are easy to find, others aren’t typically sold in the grocery store. The Farmsteady kit saves you time and energy—not to mention shipping!—by putting all the special ingredients and supplies you need in one box.
“This kit provides everything you need to get the job done,” said Mary. “Just add milk!”
Buying a kit with all the supplies you need is much easier than driving all over town to find ingredients like citric acid and rennet—not to mention cheesecloth and basket molds for making perfectly creamy ricotta.
It’s also great to support small businesses like Farmsteady (and Cheese Grotto!) when shopping for DIY cheesemaking supplies. The kit also includes the perfect amount of ingredients to make 8 batches of cheese, enough to try out several recipes—and make sure that the hobby is right for you before you make a big investment.
“The kit made it so much easier to have all the ingredients. Plus, I didn't want to buy the items separately in bulk until I'd gotten the hang of the process,” said Janelle.
3. The mozzarella, burrata, and ricotta you can make with the kit are out-of-this-world delicious.
Creamy homemade burrata on artisan bread with juicy grape tomatoes and basil. Photo by @mariefromage
Our customers agree that their homemade cheeses—tender fresh mozzarella, luscious burrata, silky mascarpone—tasted fantastic and inspired them to keep their new DIY kitchen hobby going.
“I made burrata and mascarpone, two cheeses I'd never made before,” Mary said. “My burrata turned out ok—I need more practice to get that right—but it tasted great. And my mascarpone turned out fantastic. Lush and creamy!”
Janelle was surprised at how easy it was to make her own ricotta, and she found the process of gently pulling mozzarella to be fun and satisfying. “The fresh cheeses turned out perfectly, especially the burrata. My family ate it all!” she said. “If you are curious about making your own cheese, this is the perfect way to start.”
Have you tried out the Farmsteady home cheesemaking kit? What did you think? Tag us @cheesegrotto on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and let us know!