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How to Make Ricotta Cheese at Home

All you need is two ingredients, cheesecloth and 15 minutes to make homemade ricotta! Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

All you need is two ingredients, cheesecloth and 15 minutes to make homemade ricotta!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place a large colander in a bowl. Line with two layers of fine cheesecloth.
  2. Place a large pot over medium heat, pour in milk and buttermilk (or kefir.) Stir occasionally.
  3. Once the curds start to separate from the whey (about 5 minutes later), lower heat to medium low.
  4. Continue to stir occasionally, as more curds form. Once the whey is opaque and thin, the cheese is ready (the whole process takes about 15 minutes.)
  5. Carefully strain the mixture through the cheesecloth lined colander.
  6. Once all the whey has been drained, pour it into a container and store in the refrigerator (use to cook oatmeal, in waffles, pancakes and batters that call for milk or buttermilk.)
  7. Place the ricotta curds in a bowl and season as you’d like (salt, pepper, fresh herbs, etc.) Mix together.
  8. Ricotta will remain fresh in the refrigerator for about 5 days.