Homemade  Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta cheese made with fresh milk and cream, is so delicious, and an easy way to learn about the cheesemaking process!

Why You Should Try This Recipe:

- Healthier than store bought ricotta cheese - Sweeter and creamier than commercially made cheese - It's fun and easy to make!

Key Ingredients:

heavy cream - whole milk  lemon - salt - cheese cloth  thermometer 

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Let's make it!

This simple recipe can be used in all of your favorite Italian dishes!


To a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the milk, heavy cream, and salt.


Make sure that you keep stirring once every minute to prevent scorching, and allow the mixture to reach 195°F/90°C.


Add the lemon juice or vinegar, give it a stir, and turn off the heat. Now leave the mixture to rest and separate into curds and whey for 5 minutes WITHOUT stirring.


Then prepare a bowl with a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth. Strain the mixture and let it sit undisturbed for 20 minutes for a light creamy texture, or an hour for a firmer texture.

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