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Fresh Cheese Making Kit

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Fresh Cheese Making Kit

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Make delicious fresh soft cheeses at home with this easy-to-use kit. This kit includes everything you need, just add milk! The cheese recipes in the Fresh Cheese Making Kit are perfect for beginners. 

  • All ingredients included except fresh milk (see more below).
  • Use pasteurized or raw cow or goat milk. Avoid UHT or ultra-pasteurized milk.
  • Includes instructions for making feta, cottage cheese, cream cheese, fromage blanc, and traditional quark.
  • Each cheese can usually be made in under an hour, though some require straining or can be aged (optional). 
  • Makes 15-24 pounds of cheese, depending on the variety of cheeses made.
  • Having trouble with one or more cheeses in this kit? Refer to all our Cheese Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.


What's Included in the Fresh Cheese Making Kit?


Instructions and Troubleshooting


Ingredients and Allergen Information

  • Please refer to the individual product pages for the ingredients and allergen information of each item included in the kit (listed above).
  • This kit contains no GMO ingredients.


Shelf-life and Storage Information

  • Store in freezer: Cheese cultures; These starters will keep for 12+ months if stored properly.
  • Store in refrigerator:  Liquid Vegetable Rennet; Liquid rennet will keep 6 months if stored properly.
  • Store in a cool, dry place:  Calcium Chloride, Cheese Salt; Cheese salt will last indefinitely if stored properly.
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  • From Jessi at 9/6/2015 5:38 AM
  • From Kris Krueger at 8/18/2015 9:18 PM
    • Can I freeze feta cheese ?
    • Yes, feta cheese can be frozen. Vacuum seal or store in zippered style bags with the air pressed out.
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  • From Miliateasana at 2/18/2014 7:35 AM
    • Can I use this kit to make farmer's cheese as well? Seems like it is in the same family of cheeses....
    • Yes, you could, as Farmer Cheese is made with the Mesophilic Direct-Set Culture. Here is our recipe for Farmer Cheese:
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  • From Rachel at 2/3/2014 8:43 PM
    • Can you use Lactose free milk?
    • While lactose free milk may in theory work for some fresh cheeses, there are very few brands that are not Ultra-Pasteurized. Ultra-pasteurized milk does not culture or set well and so generally gives poor results.
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  • From No at 1/18/2014 2:24 PM
    • When making cheeses with the fresh cheese kit, what is a suitable ambient temperature for making and for allowing it to sit? I don't see any. But I thought I recalled seeing for some cheese making that you needed to let it sit and age at around 45-55 degrees (a wine cooler would work well for this yes?) but maybe that was for hard cheeses?
    • Each cheese in the Fresh Cheese Kit requires a different temperature for culturing. Once cultured, the cheese should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed with in a week or two, according to the instructions. Soft cheeses such as the ones made with this kit do not require aging.
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  • From Laura MN at 11/24/2013 3:19 PM
    • Can you use goat milk to make all these cheeses with this kit?
    • Yes, you sure can! You might have slightly different results for some recipes, since goat milk is slightly different from cow milk, but it will work just fine!
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  • From starre at 11/24/2013 9:55 AM
    • can you use raw milk and how does that affect shelf life if any?
    • Raw milk may be used to make all the cheeses in this kit. The shelf life is not affected by using raw milk.
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  • From Jenna at 11/18/2013 11:31 AM
    • How many packets of Mesophilic Direct-Set Cheese Culture do you get in this kit?
    • This comes with 8 packets of Mesophilic Direct-Set Cheese Culture. Use as directed by your recipe or at the following rate: 1 packet per gallon of milk, 2 packets per 2-5 gallons, or 4 packets per 5-10 gallons.
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  • From Sally at 9/4/2013 10:46 PM
    • Can you make cheese with milk substitutes?
    • Our cheese kits are designed for use with dairy milks. Non-dairy milks will not produce a satisfactory product.
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  • From Laura at 8/12/2013 5:46 PM
    • Do I need any other supplies, that do not come with this kit, other than milk?
    • You just need milk! Enjoy!
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Customer Reviews

Mixed feelings Review by Amy

See review from 2013 about fromage blanc...still has not been corrected in the booklet i received. Now I'm faced with possibly wasted gallon of my raw goat milk. So unhappy! Some other aspects are great, but besides this the rennet has issues too.

Response from CFH: The instructions included with this starter ( ) are up-to-date and accurate. No extra rennet is needed when using this starter. The recipe on our website ( ) has 2 options, one of which uses rennet and a mesophilic cheese starter. We are very sorry for any confusion.

(Posted on 6/14/2015)

made cottage cheese and cream cheese Review by Deanna

my first time making cottage cheese and cream cheese. instructions were ok, got a little confused, but, I was able to work my way through and ended up with an edible product! It would be nice to have a list of items that one needs to have when you first start into cheese making so you have everything on hand (butter cloth, hard cheese molds, more explanation of which cultures are needed to make which types of cheeses, press, etc. )

(Posted on 4/27/2015)

Looking forward to using it Review by Merry

I have not made cheese with it yet; I want to make it with grass-fed cows milk, and it's a bit of an investment. The kit appears to be complete; I did unpack it immediately and put the starter in the freezer until I can make the cheese. I am looking forward to having some great cheese!

(Posted on 3/25/2015)

Great quality and instructions, but price is high Review by ssfarmer

Our first goat cheese was excellent - the instructions and quality of the kit were exceptional. I hesitated buying the kit because of the high price, but I was inexperienced and hoped this would help me be successful. It did, and our B&B guests really enjoyed the fromage blanc. I'll look for a more economical way to get into other cheeses.

(Posted on 7/11/2014)

mostly pleased Review by mo

I have made two kinds of cheese thus far with this kit. The fromage blanc came out very well, the feta seems to need more practice. The instruction booklet is very clear, though I noticed with the fromage recipe, the ingredient list called for rennet, but there were no instructions in the recipe as to how or when it was to be used.

Response from CFH: The fromage blanc recipe in the kit booklet does omit the rennet. We apologize for the error and will have that corrected right away.

(Posted on 12/11/2013)

first time makeing cottage cheese Review by doranu77

everything was in the kit, BUT the thermometer was way to small, hard to hold and even harder to read it. I would suggest buying your own from Wal-Mart.

(Posted on 11/13/2013)

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