Making cheese at home can be somewhat overwhelming at first. There are so many different types, styles, and variations of cheese to choose from, it’s tough to decide where to begin.
For new cheesemakers, it helps to pick cheeses that are forgiving when it comes to temperature variation and time discrepancies. Your first cheese might not look just like the picture, but it will almost always taste delicous and fresh, and in making it you will have learned a few fundamental processes involved in cheesemaking.
Fresh, unripened soft cheese is a good place to start, because it involves the basic processes without getting too involved in more complicated steps like pressing and aging. There are a couple of different types of cheese that are easy for beginners.