You can certainly make cheese without the stuff listed below. It was, in fact, done without this kinda stuff for millenia! However, should you be in the market for some of these items, I highly recommend them. Each of the products listed are ones that I use when I make cheese in my kitchen.
Butter Muslin – for draining soft cheese
Clip-on Probe Style Thermometer
Very Useful Items:
Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 16 Quart