Ever try making your own cheese? Well, if you’re like me (a novice cook – lol) Making your own cheese sounds kinda daunting. It never dawned on me how simple it is to make until I stumbled upon a recipe on madebylex about how to make homemade ricotta cheese. I was floored! So this weekend I decided to give it a try.

All you need is:

  • 4 cups of milk (I used whole)
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk
  •  1 tablespoon of salt
  • Cheesecloth

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Combine all the ingredients together in the pot

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Bring to a boil on the stove top. Be careful not to let it boil over – burnt milk does not smell very good as it sizzles on your glass cooktop.. Don’t ask how I know! If you should find out, here’s a great way to clean your cooktop.

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Boil until you begin to see the curds forming. Pour into cheesecloth lined bowl.

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Now by this point, I was pretty sure I had screwed it up by either over-boiling or not boiling it enough. I just wasen’t sure if I was on the right track or not, but I kept winging it. At first glance in the pot,  it just didn’t seem solid like the ricotta I was expecting. But then I lifted the cheesecloth up slightly, and saw this emmerge:

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Oh wow! Maybe I did’t ruin it after all. Was this the ricotta? Being my first time making cheese, I didn’t know what to expect. I opened up the cheesecloth, and saw this:

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Oh yummy… I immediately got my spoon out and got a taste. It was still warm and it melted on my tongue. Absolutely dee-lish.

Thank you madebylex! This is better than any store-bought ricotta I’ve ever had!

Quick tip: If you make a mess on your glass cooktop, have a look at my diy home made cleaning method on how to clean a glass top stove using baking soda.

 

Jayna

Hi, I’m Jayna a newborn & baby photographer – (ldportraits.net), mom of 2 and a recipe critic. I live in the suburbs of north Dallas near Plano, Texas with my husband of 13 years, our kids and our hairless dog. I love being creative, drinking coffee, pinning on pinterest and whipping up new dessert recipes. Creator of digital backdrops for newborn photographers in the etsy shop bellabyte.etsy.com. Connect with me, I’d love to hear from you!

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HI JAYNA,
YOU’RE MAKING OF RICOTTA WAS PERFECT.
DADDY
P.S THE WORD RICOTTA IN ITALIAN MEANS
RE-COOKED

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Thanks Dad 🙂

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Love this!

We make ricotta after we’ve made cheese! This makes the process so much easier! I’m going to try this tomorrow! LOVE IT!

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This looks so yummy! I never really thought about making my own but this looks really fun.

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It was! And super easy too. Try it! 🙂

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