My daughter and I completed our first attempt at making fresh mozzarella cheese over the weekend. I read a post from Kevin over at A Garden for the House blog about making cheese. http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/03/homemade-mozzarella-in-30-minutes.html
I ordered the cheese making kit he suggested ($32.50 w/shipping) It arrived in 2 days. We were very excited to undertake this new adventure. It took us much longer than the 30 minutes it should have, but that was due to us not being sure if we were doing it right. We kept looking at the pictures and comparing to what we had on the stove. We finally just poured everything into a colandar and were surprised to find more curds than we thought we had. We kneaded and stretched the cheese and ended up with almost a pound of fresh cheese. The only problem with making this with another person is that you have to share it wtih them!! Looking forward to making our next batch. The kit comes with enough citric acid and rennet to make 40 batches of cheese. It also came with cheesecloth and a thermometer. Give it a try and have fun! I only wish it was fresh tomato and basil season!!