mckAs I start my garden for the season, I am planning to grow a ton of tomatoes and basil. I look forward to that perfect day in the summer when I can pick a few newly ripened tomatoes and a handful of fresh basil and make a nice Caprese salad.

Of course the Caprese salad requires some mozzarella and olive oil as well. I generally have a nice selection of olive oils on hand but often I don’t have any fresh mozzarella. That is why I plan on making my own mozzarella this year, which is going to be really easy with the Mozzarella Cheese Kit from Roaring Brook Dairy.

About the Mozzarella Cheese Kit from Roaring Brook Dairy: “If you’ve ever had freshly-made mozzarella, whether it’s in a summer Caprese salad or just tossed with crisp basil and olive oil, you know it’s a flavor that can’t be matched. Now you can have that warm & savory treat anytime — in just about 30 minutes. Making delicious homemade mozzarella cheese doesn’t get any easier than this. Ideal for cooks and non-cooks alike. Makes a great gift for family, friends, home chefs, food lovers, and cheese connoisseurs. Kit includes everything you need to make over four pounds of mozzarella, one pound at a time.”

Making my own mozzarella is going make my Caprese as fresh as possible. Now I just need to figure out how to grow olive trees in the frozen tundra of New Hampshire.

See all the “make you own” products of Roaring Brook Dairy here.