Questions about the ingredients, methods, and equipment used to turn milk into cheese.

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What is the effect of the fat content of milk when making cottage cheese

I made cottage cheese yesterday using 1% milk while the recipe called for 2% milk. This got me wondering... What effect does the fat content of the milk used in the recipe have on the final cottage ...
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I want to make my own cheese. How do I get started?

I've seen people do their own mozzarella and it seemed easy. Any tips on how to get started (equipment, ingredients, recipes)? What about blue cheese and other stronger cheeses?
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Making (or substitute for) ricotta cheese?

Some of my favorite dishes call for ricotta cheese, be it anything from a lasagna to cannoli. Arguably, this is a very easy thing to find in the States (and presumably elsewhere), so I'd never thought ...