Yes you read that right! I've got a special little treat for you today. Did you know it's incredibly easy to make your own ricotta cheese right at home? It's quick, it's delicious and you'll likely never use store bought ricotta again.
4 cups of 3.25% (homogenized) Milk at room temperature
1/8 cup of lemon juice
1/4 tsp of kosher salt
Yield: Approximately 1 cup
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Admire your kitchen savvy. You've just made cheese!
Chill and store it in the fridge until ready to use. It will keep up to a week. Before serving, stir in a tablespoon of cream to loosen it up if you wish. I prefer it as is.
Use it in your favourite dishes, as a garnish, or wow guests and serve it as a spread (make sure to tell them it's homemade!). Ricotta, strawberry and some fresh cracked pepper is always a nice, simple combination.
Eat and be cheesy!