Easy Homemade Cheese

This is a super easy recipe and is worth the time it takes to make. Delicious with honey on toast, broiled with anchovies on a crostini, folded into scrambled eggs, or on a bagel! (recipe below)

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

1 quart whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 lemons, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar

In a two quart (nonreactive) saucepan heat milk and cream to a boil then remove from heat

Add juice, zest, sugar and salt

Stir very well then allow it to stand for 20 minutes in the saucepan (off the heat)

With cheesecloth, line a conical sieve and position over a large bowl (to catch liquid)

Pour the mixture through carefully, allowing the whey to drain through

Allow to stand at room temperature for 2 hours

Drain the liquid at bottom of the bowl every 10 minutes and press ricotta lightly to form a conical shape

After the two hours, gently turn the ricotta onto a plate and cover with waxed paper

Enjoy immediately!!!

Easy Homemade Cheese! on Foodista


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One response to “Easy Homemade Cheese

  1. hey this is pretty cool! never knew I could make cheese at home 😛

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