Get a supply of inexpensive (Junket) Rennet tablets for home made cheese making.. something fun to learn and do with kids and a great skill to have in a long-term SHTF scenario. Imagine being the only person in your area that knows how to make cheese from any available milk? Even from powdered or evaporated milk!
Rennet for cheese making The good news is that there is a vegetable alternative. Rennet can be made from Lady Bedstraw, Stinging Nettle, and Thistle flower. Thistle cardoon is considered the best choice. Harvest the drying thistle heads before they produce white fluff. Do not use heads with fluff, they will not make rennet.