Cheese. Need we say more? Gooey or crumbly, mild or sharp, aged or fresh, it undeniably makes every dish just a little bit better. Unfortunately, it can also make our wallets feel pretty thin.

Fortunately for us, this amazing recipe below lets you make cheese at home… and for a fraction of the cost.

To start making your own cheese at home, you’ll need a gallon of whole milk, a quarter tablet of vegetable rennet, a teaspoon of cheese salt, and one-and-a-half teaspoons of citric acid powder. make-your-own-cheese-1thriftytreasuresDissolve both the citric powder and the rennet in separate quarter-cups of room-temperature water.