If you think that gathering stinging nettles is not your cup of tea, I hope to change your mind. Nettles are one of the first things that can be foraged, at the first sign of spring, and they are extremely plentiful. Even kids can join in!
Native Americans as well as the Scottish discovered that stinging nettle can be used instead of stomach enzymes to make an very herbal softer to semi-hard cheese like a feta or gouda. Coexist with stinging nettles and make cheese!
Vegetable rennet is a natural enzyme that coagulates milk and separates the curds and whey when you are making cheese. The main ingredient for homemade vegetable rennet may be growing in your backyard or a forest nearby.