Cheese making is one of those things that holds a lot of mystery but really is very simple to make on a daily or weekly basis.
4 pints of milk
salt and any flavourings like chopped herbs / Chives
Vinegar or Lemon/Lime juice
Butter if you want spreadable cream cheese
Warm milk to hand hot before removing from heat. Add Vinegar OR Lemon/Lime juice and stir gently. The curds should form as the whey separates from the cheese. Drain off whey and save. For cream cheese mix in a little butter or a plus salt and any herbs. whisk until creamy. This creamy cheese can be added to sauces or used for sandwiches
For Cottage cheese drain fully in a sieve and add salt before adding herbs if wanted.