I have never tried making my own cheeses but this is a skill I wouldn't mind having. What do you recommend as the easiest cheese to begin with? I figure it's smarter to try an easy one first and get a 'taste' of success under my belt before attempting anything more complex.
I tried it once using one of those cheese making kits. For me, it turned out to be more trouble than it was worth and the cheese didn't turn out all that great. Talk to someone who has done it and had success. I wish you good luck but I think I'll just buy mine.
Mozzarella cheese is the easiest, and quickest to make. You can find directions easily online, but I don't know if your kids will be able to help. Some of the stages involve the cheese being pretty hot.