I hope this is on the right board. Apologies if not.
For Christmas, I'd like to my brother a cheesemaking kit. I need some advice.
I want a fairly simple cheesemaking kit. While I'd love one that can be used for mozzarella, as well as hard cheeses, it looks like most kits I find online are for one or the other. The ones that are for both are too expensive for me (I'm looking to stay on or under $30).
So, my question is, have any of you had experience with cheesemaking kits? Which ones do you recommend for a gift? I've been looking at two in particular - one from New England Cheesemaking Supply, and the other Leeners. Any specific experience with these?
I'm almost tempted to just buy the items in these kits separately. I think it would be about 1/4 the cost. But since it is a gift, the packaging is half the fun, I guess...
What would you do?