By Etsy

Reviewed for Middle School, 2011

D.I.Y. Cheese Kit

Making cheese from scratch was never easier with this little kit from Urban Cheesecraft. Clear directions walk kids through the steps for making two kinds of soft cheese, with quick tips for beginners. As long as you’ve got a nice big pot and thermometer, milk is all you need from the store to get started. Recipes call for a gallon of milk, but for first-timers we recommend starting with a quart or half-gallon for a more manageable first batch. This is a great choice for kids with a healthy culinary curiosity and DIY know-how, or anyone who loves fresh cheese! (Etsy, $18)