how to make ricotta cheese

Making Ricotta Cheese

How to make ricotta cheese? This is a super easy cheese to make at home using the whey from another cheese. When we make a cheddar or jack you are using several gallons of milk.  This is a way to use again the leftover and get the best bang for your buck.

how to make ricotta cheese

 

How To Make Ricotta Cheese

Ingredients:

 

Whey
Pink Himalayan Salt (fine ground)

 

Supplies:

 

Stockpot
Pillow Case or clean flour sack towel
Strainer
Spoon

 

homemade ricotta cheese

 

Directions:

 

After you are finished making whatever cheese you are doing and have it in the press, take the whey in your large stock pot and reheat it to the point of simmering and almost to a boil.  

Stir constantly so the ricotta doesn’t settle and stick to the bottom of the pan.  

When you get to almost the boiling stage you will start to see what looks sort of like cottage cheese floating in the liquid.  This is your ricotta cheese.

Continue until you see it is not making any more cheese.

Strain the cheese in a colander lined with a clean white pillowcase or a clean flour sack towel.  

Remove from fabric and place into a container.  Add salt to taste and stir and store until you are ready to use.

 

This yummy cheese is used in recipes like lasagne, manicotti, stuffed shells, ravioli and lots of other pasta dishes.

 

Similar Recipes:

Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Whey
  • Pink Himalayan Salt (fine ground)

Directions:

  1. After you are finished making whatever cheese you are doing and have it in the press, take the whey in your large stock pot and reheat it to the point of simmering and almost to a boil.
  2. Stir constantly so the ricotta doesn’t settle and stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. When you get to almost the boiling stage you will start to see what looks sort of like cottage cheese floating in the liquid.  This is your ricotta cheese.
  4. Continue until you see it is not making any more cheese.
  5. Strain the cheese in a colander lined with a clean white pillowcase or a clean flour sack towel.
  6. Remove from fabric and place into a container.  Add salt to taste and stir and store until you are ready to use.

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