I hold Barbara Kingsolver responsible for the fact that I now own Ricki's Cheesemaking Kit. In her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Kingsolver somehow made cheesemaking sound like as much fun as making bread. And maybe some people find it to be so. To quote Hannibal Lechter, "I, on the other hand, do not." The cheese it made was fine. It just seemed like too much work to me.