How To Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

How To Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

2018-11-12
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Nothing can be compared to fresh cheese that you made by yourself. Follow this easy recipe to learn how to make homemade ricotta cheese.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
1¼ hours
WORK TIME
20 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Italian
INGREDIENTS
    • 8¼ cups (2 liters) milk - not UHT pasteurized
    • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ¼ cup white vinegar
DIRECTIONS
  1. Line a large colander with layer of cheesecloth and place over a large bowl.
  2. Pour the milk and cream into a large pot, add salt and heat the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to avoid scorching, Let it warm gradually to 195F/90C.
  3. Turn off the heat and pour in the vinegar, stir very gently to combine. Allow the mixture to stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cheesecloth-lined colander and allow it to drain into the bowl for 20 to 60 minutes. The longer you let the mixture drain, the thicker the ricotta

*Do not use UHT (Ultra High Temperature) pasteurized milk. only pasteurized milk.

*Do not use skim and nonfat milks. only 3% or whole milk for best results.

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