Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Absolutely looks delicious!

The Gastronomy Gal

This creamy ricotta cheese is so simple to make and can be used in so many dishes!

Making homemade ricotta cheese is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Literally! All you need is 3 ingredients, and you can have creamy and delicious ricotta cheese in under 40 minutes. I use the cheese to spread on bread, in homemade ravioli and lasagna, and in ricotta cookies, but there are so many other uses for ricotta such as salads and sandwiches!

The ricotta-making process is like a science experiment, so this may be a good recipe to include kids on. When you add acid to milk (or in my case half and half), it curdles and separates into casein and whey. This occurs because adding acid to milk lowers the milk’s pH, causing the milk proteins to unwind and clump together into curds. You are left with an opaque liquid (whey) and…

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