Monday, July 11, 2011

Adventures in Making Ricotta

Who knew it was so fun and simple to make fresh, delicious ricotta?
After watching Alex’s Day Off on the Cooking Channel, I was inspired to try my own and shocked to learn, not only how easy it is, but how few ingredients are needed too. You can check out the recipe here.
Three ingredients are all that it calls for – whole milk, buttermilk and heavy cream.
Mix together in a saucepan. Bring to simmer for about 3 mins. Let cool for about 20.
Prepare a mesh strainer with cheese cloth over a bowl.  
Spoon solids into strainer and then pour remaining liquid over it.

Let drip in the fridge for a few hours.
Squeeze out excess water to finish and mix in a little bit of salt.
We enjoyed this batch on crostini with honey and black pepper. It was creamy, fresh and MUCH better than any cheese you get store-bought, out of a container.


  1. I had no idea it was that easy! I'm about to add ten lbs over the next week.

  2. So easy and delicious! You should definitely give it a try.