How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese (5 Simple Steps) recipe.

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese (5 Simple Steps)

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December 12, 2018 by Claudia Lucero
Ricotta cheese is an example of a simple farmers cheese born out of necessity and invention. Traditionally made from whey, a cheesemaking by-product, this cheese made sure nothing went to waste at the farm. It's easy to make a delicious, homemade creamy ricotta from whole milk in one hour! Here's how to make fresh, homemade ricotta cheese in just 5 simple steps!
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STEP 1.

Measure the citric acid into 1/4 cup of water and stir.

measure citric acid

STEP 2.

Pour the milk into the pot. Heat the milk to 185°F (do not allow to boil over). Stir often to prevent scorching. 

pour milk

STEP 3.

Pour the citric acid solution into the milk and mix thoroughly. 

pour citric acid

STEP 4.

As soon as the curds and whey separate clearly, turn off the heat. Allow curds to set undisturbed for 10 minutes. 

allow curds to set

STEP 5.

Line a colander with butter muslin (fine cheesecloth). Drain in the colander for 15-30 minutes, or until the cheese has reached the desired consistency. Feel free to add more salt and any flavorings you'd like. 

line a colander

The cheese is ready to eat in sweet or savory dishes immediately!

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whole milk ricotta

Storage Guidelines

  • Cover and store in the refrigerator
  • Use within 1 week
How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese (5 Simple Steps)
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Recipe
December 12, 2018 by Claudia Lucero

Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon(s) citric acid (included in our kit)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cheese salt, to taste (included in our kit)

Instructions

  1. Measure the citric acid into 1/4 cup of water and stir.
  2. Pour the milk into a pot.
  3. Heat the milk to 185°F and stir often.
  4. Pour the citric acid solution into the milk.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. As soon as the curds and whey separate clearly, turn off the heat.
  7. Allow curds to set undisturbed for 10 minutes.
  8. Line a colander with butter muslin (fine cheesecloth).
  9. Drain in the colander for 15-30 minutes.
  10. The cheese is ready to eat immediately!
  11. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
  12. Use within 1 week.
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