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How To Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Author: Jenn


  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Pour milk, heavy cream, vinegar and salt into a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring milk mixture to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 2-5 minutes, stirring every so often. You should see curds begin to form.
  • Line a strainer with two layers of damp cheesecloth. Gently pour the curds and whey into the strainer and let drain for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, gather the cheesecloth together and gently squeeze the excess water from the cheese. Transfer ricotta to a bowl. It's ready to use in recipes or served on bread with a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy! (Keeps for several days in a sealed container in the refrigerator.)