Originally posted November 15, 2018

How to make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

How to make Homemade Ricotta Cheese by Blogtastic Food

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Did you know that it’s really easy to make your own ricotta cheese? Give it a go, and try making your own unique version by adding herbs, spices, nuts or anything else that floats your boat!

Ingredients

  • - 1 litre of full cream milk (wholemilk)
  • - A good pinch of salt
  • - 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar
  • - (have a sheet of cheesecloth with you as well)

Directions

1. Put your milk and a good pinch of salt in a pot. Heat up over the stove on high heat (keep an eye on the milk as it can boil over and make a huge mess).

2. Just as the milk comes to a boil, turn the heat off, then add your lemon juice/vinegar. Give the milk a gentle stir, you should start to see the curds separate from the water content. Set the pot aside then leave it for about 15 minutes.

3. Put a sieve over a large bowl, then put a layer of cheesecloth over that sieve. Strain the cheese curds, then leave the ricotta to dry out on the cheesecloth. I recommend anywhere between 30-60 minutes. The longer you leave the cheese, the dryer the consistency will be.

4. From there, put your ricotta cheese in a container, then store it in your fridge.

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