The backstory: A friend wants to start a side-hustle where she provides cheese-making parties. Basically, the client invites her to their home to help them and their guests make a fast cheese like mozzarella. Maybe bring some wine pairings too. (Edited out a very poorly worded sentence that made it sound like the cheese wasn’t for eating).
The question: How should she protect herself legally? An LLC? Liability insurance? How does she get those things at a reasonable cost?
Also any other tips for her starting a small business for the first time?
Consult with an attorney. There are local laws and regulations around food, personal considerations about what she has to protect, what she reasonably can protect (the comment that the cheese made at these parties isn’t meant to be eaten is confusing, I’m not sure” I told participants not to eat it” would hold up if she was sued), and trade offs between paperwork, fees, and protection.