this is our first batch. We bought a set of stainless steel pots (5 in the set) use 1 for soap and one for cheese others are unused currently.margo said:Never made cheese, but have made a couple very small batches of soap, and really enjoy that. Reminds me that I have some rendered tallow in the freezer to use up. I'm still a rookie, though. You know, I need to find a stainless cook pan with a pour lip for soapmaking, most saucepans I've seen don't have it. What do you use? Do you make large quantities?