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Ricki's Basic Cheese Making Kit

Ricki's Basic Cheese Making Kit

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Beginner cheese makers, this kit is for you. With a little effort and a lot of fun, you can make homemade cheese in your own kitchen.

This kit comes complete with ingredients and equipment to make 8 different types of cheese, including Farmhouse Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack, Feta, Cottage Cheese, Colby, Parmesan and Ricotta.

Start now and make this into a new hobby or even a family tradition. This kit is fun for all ages, simply add milk and enjoy.



  • Basket cheese mold
  • Dairy thermometer
  • 1 yd Cheesecloth
  • Mesophilic starter culture
  • Thermophilic starter culture
  • 10 Vegetable rennet tablets
  • 1 oz Calcium chloride
  • Recipe booklet


  • Make 8 different types of cheese
  • Great for beginners
  • Additional recipes included for using cheese

Starter cultures and rennet tablets should be stored in the freezer. In the freezer, cultures will last 2+ years and rennet tablets will last for 5+ years.

Calcium chloride should be stored, tightly sealed, in a cool location away from direct sunlight.

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Perfect gift for my brother!

Ricki’s Basic Kit was a great surprise for my brother who has always wanted to try to make cheese. He was delighted to now have the chance to give it a go!

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Awesome customer service!

I ordered 2 of the basic cheese making kits for Christmas gifts. Both arrived in perfect condition and within 2 days! Thank you for such quick service!

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Great little starter kit!

Instructions are nice and simple in the little instruction booklet. Great starter supplies and except the thermometer. Its very tiny and hard to see the exact degree the milk is at. It worked fine for my “maiden” voyage, but I think I will do better once I get a different one - from New England Cheese Supply of course! :-)

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Jason L.
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Ricki's Basic Cheese Making Kit

I have been wanting to make cheese for a couple of years to go with the wine that I make and I finally bought the Basic Cheese Making Kit. I liked the idea that the kit has ingredients and instructions for 8 different kinds of cheese. My first cheese made is Monterey Jack. I have it wrapped up in the refrigerator ageing. The only thing I was disappointed about is that the kit says it comes with everything needed to make cheese, but it does not include any wax for aging cheese and there were no notes in the description saying I needed to buy that separately.

Suzanne ..

Perfect for Beginners

Excellent. I was very nervous because I was afraid it wouldn’t work as easily as my friend had said it would. After tasting some cheese she made, and her recommendation to buy Rikkis basic cheesemaking kit, I jumped in. It was so much easier than I thought and on my own I made the whey ricotta recipe in the back of the booklet. That one took a long time to get the whey temperatures to where it needed to be and I was able to get about 1 cup of ricotta from that. The soft cheese recipe I followed was a Columbian Farmers cheese and it looks somewhat crumbly but holding the shape of the mold when I set it into a bowl. Tasting will be tomorrow for both cheeses. Now I can’t wait to make some other kinds of cheese, thank you for it being as easy as it was.