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Ricotta Cheese


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Ricotta Cheese

Serves 4 as Main Dish.

Homemade ricotta is easy and superior to any run of the mill supermarket brand. Even though it uses buttermilk, it does not taste like buttermilk at all. It is rather sweet and mild.

This recipe makes about 2 generous cups of ricotta.

  • 2 qt Whole Milk
  • 2 c Buttermilk

In a heavy pot heat the ingredients over medium heat until they reach 180F on a thermometer (about 20 minutes). Simmer the mixture for an extra 25-30 minutes or until the curds are seperated from the whey and float on the surface with a texture like firm custard. Do not stir the curds, simply let them cook gently.

Line a colander with cheesecloth and pour in the ricotta mixture. Let it drain for at least 45 minutes, longer for a drier more crumbly texture. Store the ricotta in an air tight container with a piece of wax paper pressed on the surface for up to a week.

Keywords: Vegetarian, Easy

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