Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe
Need ricotta cheese for a recipe? Why buy it when you can make a very easy ricotta cheese recipe at home? This homemade ricotta cheese recipe is not only foolproof, but cheap to make and delicious too! Try it once and you'll never go back to store bought again!
Servings 1 8 oz batch
- 2 C. Whole Milk
- 2 Tbsp. White Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt or 1/8 tsp regular salt
Cut cheesecloth to fit medium mixing bowl making sure to leave enough to tie. Tie off with twist tie to secure it in place.
Heat milk over medium heat using a medium saucepan. Be careful not to allow it to scorch. Cook on medium heat until a candy thermometer reaches 165°F .
Remove pan from heat and add vinegar and salt. Stir slowly, only ONE time around the entire edge of the pan. Let stand for 2 minutes.
Pour mixture over cheesecloth. Lightly cover and allow to stand 20 minutes.
At the 20-minute mark, lightly press any remaining whey from the ricotta. Reserve whey for other uses.
Chill for 1-hour prior to using. Store refrigerated in an air tight food storage container.