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Making your own Ricotta Cheese is easy. Here I'll show you what you need, and how to make your own. I will also show you how to turn it into lasagna Ricotta Cheese. So Easy~

So what is Ricotta Cheese  made of?  

  • Whole Milk

  • Cream

  • Salt

  • Lemon Juice

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

4 Cups Whole Milk

1 Cup Heavy Cream

1 tsp Salt

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

Makes 2 Cups

 

How long will fresh Ricotta Cheese Last?: 

 

Fresh ricotta can be used right away or refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.

What can you make with Ricotta Cheese?

  • Pasta

  • Fold it into scrambled eggs

  • Stuff things!

  • Add a few spices, and put on crackers

  • dollop it on Pizza

So Many Possibilities!

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Combine milk, salt and cream in medium pot. Place pot over high heat. Stir almost constantly as mixture heats. When it comes to a boil add lemon juice. Turn off heat and let sit undisturbed for 15 min.

Line a strainer with 2 or 3 paper towels, and place over a large bowl,  poor slowly into strainer.

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Let strain until you can form a ball with your Ricotta. Drain the curds for up to 60 minutes: depending on how wet or dry you prefer your ricotta. The whey will drip into the larger bowl.  Press gently, releasing some liquid (don't press out too much liquid or cheese may be dry). Return ball of cheese to colander and let rest 20 minutes.

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Enjoy!~

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Learn to make your own Ricotta for pasta

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